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“It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.” No Dickens, but surely it was the tale of one city, Jerusalem. Because King Zedekiah has decided to take a stand against the Babylonians, Jerusalem had fallen. After … Continue reading

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If the LORD Delights in Us . . .

They were done! They had hit the wall! They were ready to tap out! “Enough,” they said. “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt,” they said. After forty days spying out the promised land the majority had … Continue reading

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But You Said

You know he had to be thinking, “This was a mistake!” Sure, after 20 years it was time to return to the land of his fathers and get away from crazy uncle Laban– God said so (Gen. 31:3). So Jacob … Continue reading

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Unseen Footprints

Chewing on Psalm 77 this morning. Don’t know the situation, but recognize something of the symptoms. The songwriter speaks of sleepless nights when it was as if God were holding open his eyelids (v.4). Of a mind that can’t stop … Continue reading

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The Difference Adoption Makes

From time to time there’s the temptation to fall back. To do what you’ve stopped doing. To respond the way you used to respond. To go where you no longer want to go. Any number of things might trigger it, … Continue reading

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But You Said

He had survived the going away party, but he was worried that he might not make it through the homecoming gala. It had been angry uncle Laban and “his kinsmen” you had pursued Jacob and Jacob’s clan as they sought … Continue reading

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Fear Not . . . I Am With You

I guess there are saviors, and then there are saviors. There are the super-hero saviors who swoop in to rescue and then, just as quickly, fly away. Those who deliver from immediate danger, but may be busy somewhere else when … Continue reading

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