If you…

19 It was still the first day of the week. That evening, while the disciples were behind closed doors because they were afraid of the Jewish authorities, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the Lord, theyContinue reading “If you…”

The Garden of Eden

In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,5when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no one to till the ground; 6but a stream would rise fromContinue reading “The Garden of Eden”

A Song of Hope for the City

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. There is a river whose streams make glad the cityContinue reading “A Song of Hope for the City”

Prayer for Deliverance

“Lord, let me know my end, and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. You have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing in your sight. Surely everyone stands as a mere breath. Surely everyone goes about like a shadow. Surely for nothingContinue reading “Prayer for Deliverance”

God the Creator and Provider

These all look to you to give them their food in due season; when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things. When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. WhenContinue reading “God the Creator and Provider”

Ezekiel: Valley of Dry Bones

The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, “Mortal, can these bonesContinue reading “Ezekiel: Valley of Dry Bones”

Compassion

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of your possession? He does not retain his anger for ever, because he delights in showing clemency. He will again have compassion upon us; he will tread our iniquities under foot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. You will show faithfulness toContinue reading “Compassion”

Praise the Lord!

We all have reasons to not praise the Lord. We do not have to think to hard or to long to come up with reasons to just get mad and angry at everything. It is not hard for us to find reasons to sink into deep depression… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4-iLnDi21k&feature=youtube_gdata_player This is a video for Francesca Battistelli’sContinue reading “Praise the Lord!”