Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Hard Words

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 

This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, 

“Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, 

for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 

Jesus answered him, 

“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again 

he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Nicodemus said to him, 

“How can a man be born when he is old? 

Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 

Jesus answered, 

“Truly, truly, I say to you, 

unless one is born of water and the Spirit, 

he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” 

John 3:1-5

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Nations

Here we are, shoulder to shoulder or far away in distant lands. 

Millions, billions of us, here, there, and everywhere. 

How many of us are there? Here are just a few of the nations. 

Are these population numbers what you would have guessed? 

I was particularly surprised by Japan. It's so small, 

but like a tiny seed man grows and fills God's green Earth.

China   1,412,600,000

India   1,352,642,280

EU   447,007,596

USA   331,893,745

Russia   145,824,556

Japan   125,502,000

Israel   9,506,100

For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations. Isaiah 61:11

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Psalm 19:1


The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.