Archive | April, 2020

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

Nehemiah 8: 10b This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. In the past, athletes pumping iron to increase strength was commonplace, but it was typically restricted to sports where added size or explosiveness was needed.  Everyone knew that the football team had to pump iron, and in […]

In All Things God Works for the Good

Mark 14: 50 Then everyone deserted him and fled. The word “unprecedented” will quite certainly become one of 2020’s “words of the year”.  It’s difficult to turn on a news broadcast or an interview with a health specialist or politician and not hear that word.  If someone would have suggested a year earlier that every sports […]

It is, and Continues to be, Finished!

John 19: 30 When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. If you have competed in an endurance race, you can probably relate to some common pre-race emotions.  They are usually some strange combination of excitement and dread.  Excitement because, along with throngs of […]