Archive - April 2011

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Jesus Has Risen
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Easter Blessings
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Exodus 14
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God is on Your Side
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Deuteronomy 22

Jesus Has Risen

1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe

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Exodus 14

1 Then the LORD said to Moses, 2 “Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. 3 Pharaoh will think, ‘The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.’ 4 And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.” So the Israelites did this. 5 When the king of Egypt was

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God is on Your Side

“The Lord will fight for you.” Exodus 14:14 I read these words and draw in a deep breath. I need them right now. Don’t we all? Oh, we may not go to war. But we fight… for relationships for dreams We battle… against illness against discouragement I think of you staring at the screen, perhaps feeling your strength is small. Oh, yes, I know what that’s like. But victory isn’t up to us. And those words you sometimes hear? “You’re not worth fighting for.” They’re a lie. Nothing more. This is the truth from the heart of One who calls

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Deuteronomy 22

1 If you see your fellow Israelite’s ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner. 2 If they do not live near you or if you do not know who owns it, take it home with you and keep it until they come looking for it. Then give it back. 3 Do the same if you find their donkey or cloak or anything else they have lost. Do not ignore it. 4 If you see your fellow Israelite’s donkey or ox fallen on the road, do not ignore it. Help

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