Devotionals by Marilyn Daniels. Check back every week for a new posting...
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on July 14, 2019 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
Watching TV can be very educational….I was interested in the history of salt mines shown the other day. What a desperately important commodity. Widely used for a variety of purposes it was used as an antiseptic in medicine as well as to preserve and flavour food. In Bible times it was the custom to bath newborn babies before rubbing them with salt.
People had found many...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on July 7, 2019 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
People! Does any man or woman have the capability of becoming a peacemaker? The job is assigned by governments to achieve international peace. What a glorious possibility!
Why then do both Jeremiah and Ezekiel prophecy a time when the word ‘peace’ will be really meaningless? (Jeremiah 6:14, Ezekiel 13:10) Ezekiel goes on to describe the frailty of what only looks ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 30, 2019 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
Jesus and His disciples were on their way to Jerusalem. They were hungry, so sent on ahead for preparations to be made for a meal. We read that the group was not welcome in that particular village. Usually Jesus’ reputation as a preacher and healer preceded Him, making a certain wave of fame welcoming. When their request was refused James and John, His most bombastic followers wanted revenge. “Shall we cal...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 24, 2019 at 11:25 AM||comments (0)|
The moon shining on new-fallen snow has an unearthly beauty; poets rave! When the snow has gone tiny flowers emerge, responding to the warming of Mother Earth. Cycles of nature! Designed by Creator God, tribes around the world honour Him for His genius.
Life! That is what God is all about. In the natural realm tides pulsate against the shores, teeming with life both plan...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
The subject of election (predestination), which is very deep and over which theologians have battled for centuries, came up recently in Bible Study. It caused me to review Jesus' words in Matthew 22:14 and what led Him to make this proclamation.
Tension existed between Jesus and the religious leaders of the Jews. In chapter 21, Matthew notes they were looking for ways to arr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 9, 2019 at 10:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Apostle John is excited! His joy overflows as he writes. All the way down through the history of the Church, even into the twenty-first century, we recognize the source of John’s enthusiasm, from his introductory words.
He is writing to his “dear children” (2:1)…..children of the faith who have responded to the message that he declares in verses 5-7...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on June 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Theologians have come up with a big word to describe one aspect of God. He is omniscient. Big words expand our vocabulary but when we are talking with one another about God we seldom use them.
Omniscience strikes awe into the heart of anyone who understands what it means, so what does it mean?
As I bowed in prayer this morning I was compelled to wor...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on May 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Christians, it would seem, often like to discuss controversial subjects. Sadly these topics are not always worthy of the time and energy expended on them. The disciples tried it with Jesus. What was His response?
“Teacher” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us” (Mark 9:38). On the sur...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on May 19, 2019 at 5:10 PM||comments (0)|
History carries a certain charm for some folks, myself included. I love to study the nature of human beings throughout the ages, their intellectual accomplishments, the passions that drove them to do exploits, their gifts in art and music. It is fascinating to review how environment, education and experience form waves of thought that colour culture through eons of time.
Yesterday I watche...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on May 12, 2019 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
1 John 4
So many people today seem to be starving for love. How many men and women will go to almost any lengths to generate a love relationship? Sadly they are often motivated by a desire to have their felt needs met, in order to feel complete. This imposes the impossible on other people. Only God can fill this void. When we know Him we have a new self-image because we recognize all the potential He has created. Though some fe...Read Full Post »