And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. – Matthew 25:40 – KJV. That scriptural section is a favorite of many. It says so much. Yes, the emphasis is on love, caring and sharing — attributes that are deeply necessary. Jesus represents all of that and more. I’m immensely grateful for the people who cheerfully help “the least of these.” Truly, doing so does it unto Jesus. There are countless homeless people who yearn for arms of love to embrace them with generous actions. It matters less how they arrived in those circumstances. What really matters is to wisely help them by showing them Jesus through reaching out in ways that penetrate spiritually, mentally and physically. James 2:17 –KJV tells us, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” Elderly people often need help navigating during their golden years. Continue reading »

It’s astounding to read in the Bible, and to know firsthand about the miracles that were/are performed. Jesus, in his consistent loving posture, had compassion on folks and did remarkable miracles among and for people. He multiplied fish and bread to satisfy hunger. He turned water into wine at a wedding. He raised the dead, healed lepers, opened blind eyes, caused the lame to walk, and called forth Lazarus, dressed in grave clothes, from the dead. Yes, he heard the voice of Life and returned to the land of the living. Food miracles, drink miracles, bodily, spiritual, and mental healings. Wow, wondrous love actions continue to come our way from our Lord. Yes, worldwide miracles and healings continue to land in our midst and in us, as well. The Lord equipped his followers to perform miracles and healings, too. What grand deeds are done in the name of the Most High. They appear in assorted sizes and on manifold levels. Our gratitude reaches deep for the wonderful works of God.Continue reading »

Thirst for God is immensely pleasurable. Ah! How refreshing is it to quench our thirst for godliness? Our cups run over in gratifying measures. We can’t contain all of the lovely provisions that reward for righteousness. Yes, our thirsts are quenched as we live in company with Christ and the gospel truths that teach, admonish, encourage, and prove the well placed words in Bible content. We drink, in gratitude, the multiple flavors of biblically based answers. Ah! Matthew 5:6 – KJV Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

This week I read two heart stirring reports. The first one was about an elderly, critically ill (cancer) veteran, Clarence Blackmon, who called 911 because he was hungry. He didn’t have any food in his place and wasn’t able to get his frail frame out to obtain any. The 911 dispatcher personally answered his need and others responded, as well. It was a relief to learn that now Blackmon will have a nurse to visit him twice a week to do checks on his well being. I wonder the percentage of folks who check on their elderly, and infirm family members and neighbors. In our fast paced society, so many folks use the excuse about how busy they are while others are in selfish mode on the regular . . . It saddens me to know of the “busy” folks who neglect their family members. The neglected hear that their loved ones are so busy. People shouldn’t be otherwise engaged to points of failing to show love and quality attentionContinue reading »

The issue of alcohol use by Christians is hotly debated, with strong feelings on both sides of the issue. My personal opinion, derived from reading the Bible cover to cover, first the NIV, then the NLT, is that the Bible does not forbid alcohol consumption. I do agree, again on the same grounds, that the Bible does say not to be drunk. For me, drinking alcohol comes under the same heading as things Paul talked about in Romans 14:1-4: Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make themContinue reading »

Yummy, we have a vast assortment of delicious food to delight our thirsty taste buds. There’s meat, fish, bread, vegetables, and pastries — oh my. Accented with “accessories,” such as sauces, seasonings, and gravies with syrups and desserts galore. Eating is one of our favorite pastimes. We enjoy partaking alone, with our families, friends and co-workers. Yep, food connections have international appeal. We love to eat as we fellowship. O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.- Psalm 34:8 – KJV. The sweetness of Jesus is in a class all its own. The delight of His flavor is immensely pleasurable to digest. Indeed, He feeds like no other. All of His provisions are healthy food choices with high potency liquids. Ah, we drink from the fountain of living waters. None satisfies and quenches thirsty souls so well. Filled with the Holy Spirit. Yes, filled to the brim. Heavenly provisions are loaded with proteins and meaty, beneficial content. Fine dining at maximumContinue reading »

Deuteronomy 28:12 – KJV “The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure . . . and to bless all the work of thine hand: . . .” Assorted tangible treasures are on displays that appeal to our visual senses. Diamonds, pearls, rubies and sapphires invite us to embrace the beauty of their allure. We admire the varied artistic creations that “speak” to us through media and personal observations. Houses, cars, gadgets, fashions — the list goes on of things that satisfy our temporal needs, desires and preferences. Yes, things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal – 2 Corinthians 4:18 – KJV. The best resides in the unseen. God lovingly and generously provides pure, precious and eternal treasures. True fulfillment is to dwell in Him — to feast on the meat of His words — and to drink of His living water. We abide in Jesus and glory in the gift of the Holy Spirit. The value of those placements cannot beContinue reading »