Category: Christian Living

Well Might the Sun in Darkness Hide

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is striking about Matthew’s account of crucifixion is the number of supernatural events that accompany the final three hours and the death of Jesus (Matt. 27:45-54). The sky turned dark at midday. The curtain in the temple was ripped in two. There was an earthquake. Tombs were opened and some of the dead came to life. This is what happened when the Sinless One was made sin; when the Lord of Glory was crucified; when the Author of Life died. The created order was testifying that something of unparalleled magnitude was taking place to the Creator himself. Let’s reflect on the first of these events.

The Triumphs of the Crucified Messiah

Reading Time: 5 minutes Christians linger often and long at the cross. But we should also gaze at the empty tomb and our hearts be lifted in amazement at the power of God at work on our behalf.

Observe the Clouds

Reading Time: 5 minutes After a while of staring into the heavens, it hits you… He created it all – the sun, the moon, the stars. He is higher than we are. He is greater than we are. In Him all things consist and are held together. The cosmos was created by an almighty God, a personal God, who controls all things—and that God wants to have a relationship with his creation.

Health, Suffering, and Death

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adapted from an article Dr. Daniel Smith wrote for Journey Magazine in Spring 2014. Dr. Smith went home to be with the Lord on February 19th of 2020. Read about his life and legacy here: https://www.emmaus.edu/blog-standard/emmaus-mourns-the-loss-beloved-chancellor-and-former-president-dr-daniel-h-smith

Loving Your Neighbor

Reading Time: 3 minutes When I first met the woman who would later become my wife, her desire was […]

While Walking With Jesus

Reading Time: 4 minutes While walking with Jesus, I have been hurt, attacked, confused, and broken, but never by […]

A Prayer for the New Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lord God, Father of new beginnings, fresh starts, and recommitments, we bow in your presence […]

Music for Personal Devotion and Prayer

Reading Time: 6 minutes For the common things of every day, God gave men words in the ordinary way.For […]