Devotionals by Marilyn Daniels. Check back every week for a new posting...
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on September 29, 2019 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
Technology takes us around the world today to where we can view the detailed sufferings of humankind. Should war and famine, abuses arising from anger or hatred, political unrest and persecution become an immediate threat to us in North America, we ourselves might be overwhelmed by dread.
David wrote that the Lord looks down on the sons of men, from heaven. His vantage point may se...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on September 22, 2019 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
Jesus wasn’t worried. He knew God had a plan. As always, God’s plan was perfect. Lazarus died. I asked myself - “How do I respond when bad things come into my life?” Quite naturally, Mary and Martha and their family friends grieved over the death of a beloved brother. They could not have hoped that Lazarus would be raised from the dead – nothing like that had ever happened like that be...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on September 15, 2019 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
A metaphor is an image which suggests similarities between two different ideas, without implying that they are identical. Scripture uses metaphors extensively as a way of illustration and teaching. Given the number of metaphors applied to Jesus Christ alone, there is a lot to learn! On the one hand He is the Shepherd – the good shepherd. On the other hand he is the Lamb – the lamb without blemish! There...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on September 8, 2019 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
In today’s scripture reading Jesus has just healed a blind man. The Pharisees found fault, as usual. After all, Jesus had healed this man on the Sabbath and keeping the regulations seemed to be more important than caring for a suffering human being. My uncle was totally blind for the last 30 years of his life. Fortunately he had a very positive temperament and enjoyed the memories of all he had seen during the f...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on September 1, 2019 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Perhaps at the beginning of a new school year Tuesday after Labour Day will become memorable as we look at what happened Once Upon A Tuesday.
Sunday is the first day of the week, therefore Tuesday is the third. Today it is becoming less common to hold weddings on Saturday. Apparently in Jesus’ day a wedding could also be any day of the week. This Tuesday a wedding was tak...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on August 25, 2019 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
How many young couples holding a tiny new life in their hands, start out hoping to improve on the parenting that was modelled for them? Others want to emulate the Dad or Mom or even Grandparents they were blessed with. What is the highest expectation a new Mom and Dad might hold of what their parenting skills will achieve?
In hospital with my own firstborn I remember the ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on August 18, 2019 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
After years of teaching the Bible to adults, it seemed a daunting task to try to teach little children about Jesus. Why? In our sophisticated, developed world Jesus is no longer known. God is not recognized in our schools because we have become a nation with many gods. Although man’s imagination has gone wild, creating fanciful science fiction movies, how easy would it be to describe a spirit to kids today?Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on August 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
According to Luke’s records, there were many who wanted to follow Jesus, but that on their own terms. We read of 3 such people in Luke Chapter 9:57-62. Peter, on the other hand, voiced the commitment of the twelve disciples Jesus had hand-picked. “We have left everything to follow You” (Luke 18:28).
Apparently there were more than those 12 who actually follow...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on August 5, 2019 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
Previously I have referred to the verse where, with assurance, a suffering man relies on God’s wisdom. Job wrote “But..” …that big little word which forms a bridge between thoughts. “But He…” Who? God of course. The all-knowing, omniscient One.
Job goes on to indulge in the certainty that his strong reliance on God brought, while he sa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by kelvinbueckert on July 28, 2019 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
These are the words of Jesus – His response to an earnest seeker. The young man was eager to keep the law; he had religiously done so since his youth. He approached Jesus reverently, falling to his knees and calling Him “good teacher”. Mark records that Jesus looked at him and loved him. There was instant rapport!
Perhaps this is one of the saddest stories in scripture. The young man ...Read Full Post »