Thursday, October 22, 2015

Jesus in Syria

Matthew 4:23-25

And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. 

So his fame spread throughout all Syria, 

and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons,  epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them. And great crowds followed him...

The history of this area is remarkable. 
Modern events seem so mismatched from that time long ago, 
not so long ago really. How did we get here? 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Great Light

The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, 

Galilee of the Gentiles—

the people dwelling in darkness
have seen a great light,
and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,
on them a light has dawned.

Matthew 4:15-16

Thursday, October 8, 2015

No One

No one is established by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous will never be moved.


A New Heart

A new heart will I give you
and a new spirit will I put within you, 
and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh 
and give you a heart of flesh. 
And I will put my Spirit within you.

 Ezekiel 36:26–27

Sunday, October 4, 2015