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Psalm 23 - An Exegesis

Buy  my books   " Joy in the Journey "  and  " Song in the Night" on Amazon now 20% goes to missions     A Psalm of David (Psalm 23:1-6) “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, and he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (NIV) [1] .   EXEGESIS             Psalm 23 is a psalm of David as it is described in its title. This has been historically used by the church in times of grief and sickness as a comforting psalm. It talks about the care, providence and protection assured by God to the be
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Highway of Hope

Buy  my books   " Joy in the Journey "  and  " Song in the Night" on Amazon now 20% goes to missions               Experiencing sound quality issues?  Please Click here  Highway of Hope      Isaiah 40:3-5 A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” (NIV) In the ‘wilderness’ experience of our lives in this world, God establishes a highway, or a way of hope so that those who cannot see a way out might regain their sight of hope, those who are paralyzed by fear and anxiety might leap for joy again, and those who thirst for justice might drink from the fountain of righteousness.  This highway that is coming to the desert pl

An Unlikely Kindness - David and Mephibosheth

Buy  my books   " Joy in the Journey "  and  " Song in the Night" on Amazon now 20% goes to missions               Experiencing sound quality issues?  Please Click here  An Unlikely Kindness      In 2 Samuel, Chapter 9 we read about and unlikely kindness from a king to a little known diabled man. Most of us know the big stories about David.  We know the story of Samuel anointing David as king while he was tending sheep. We know the story of David and Goliath and the stories of Saul and David. We know the story of the close friendship of David and Jonathan, who was the son of King Saul. We know the many psalms written by David while he was in hiding from enemies. But amid all of these headlines there is a quieter story that does not get attention, yet has powerful application to us all. It is the story of David and Mephibosheth.  Mephibosheth is the son of Jonathan, who was the son of King Saul. So Mephibosheth is the grandson of King Saul. Even

An Unlikely Friendship

Buy  my books   " Joy in the Journey "  and  " Song in the Night" on Amazon now 20% goes to missions               Experiencing sound quality issues?  Please Click here  An Unlikely Friendship      Isolation and social distancing are norm today and they really hurt!  Many are still hunkered down in our houses avoiding contact with those we love due to health reasons of underlying health issues. It is wise to be careful during this pandemic. But it is hurting to stay away from our dear ones. Closeness in relationship and friendship has been affected adversely during the pandemic more than ever. While it is a blessing to have social media, Zoom meetings, and FaceTime, nothing can really take the place of face-to-face physical interaction. You can’t give a big hug to your grandchildren over the airwaves or feel the affirmation of a warm and understanding squeeze through the phone. But for the sake of protection we choose to discontinue family visits