Lessons on Surrender from Mount Moriah

Moriah, which means chosen by God, was where God had his temple built, for it was a place special and holy to him. It was also where he sent King David to make sacrifice after his sin of taking census (1 Chronicles 21). Such a little thing, counting the people. But it showed his reliance on militaryContinue reading “Lessons on Surrender from Mount Moriah”

Life’s Turning Points

That day, as always, a large crowd gathered around the young rabbi, new on the scene. Amazed at his wonderful teaching, they sought him out wherever he went. And now that news of his miracles had spread, the throng pressed against him even more, nearly backing him into the Sea of Galilee. So Jesus, boarding Simon Peter’s boat,Continue reading “Life’s Turning Points”

Even One Like Her: A Short Story

She walked a lonely road, water jug hoisted on her shoulder, that Samaritan woman. During the heat of the day she made the trek, her solitary trek, to the village well. Only when certain the others had returned to their own homes did she venture out. They didn’t welcome her company. No more than she, knowingContinue reading “Even One Like Her: A Short Story”

Pharaoh’s Idol {Egypt’s Deep Blue River}

The sky was rosy with the rising sun as Pharaoh and his court went out to the Nile for morning washing and worship. And there, he found Moses and Aaron waiting for him. “Go out,” God had told Moses, “and wait beside the Nile for the king. Tell him to let my people go into theContinue reading “Pharaoh’s Idol {Egypt’s Deep Blue River}”