Posts from August 2021

Posts from August 2021

The Enemy of My Enemy

And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him (Revelation 12:7-9). As much as peace is to be sought for and war to be…

Down In The Dumps

There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (I Kings 19:9) He was hiding. He was giving up. He was feeling sorry for himself. From the heights to the depths! Sometimes, that’s how our lives go. Just a short time ago, Elijah was riding the crest of success, He had challenged the priests of Baal and overcome them. The people had shouted, “The Lord,…

She Brought a Blanket

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (Mark 10:14). She brought a blanket to the cemetery. It was a pink one. It was a baby blanket. She did not smile, but she did not cry. She had that far-away look that combat veterans sometimes get. She had come to complete a task. She had come to bury her daughter. There had been no funeral. There…

Sleeping gods

At noon Elijah began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.   (I Kings 18:27) He showed no mercy. He was not polite. He made fun of their faith. He ridiculed their “higher power.” He taunted them. It might make us wonder if Elijah went too far. Perhaps his zeal for the Lord God caused him to cross…