Sunday, February 26, 2023

What are the odds?

Edwin Booth

John Wilkes Booth had a famous brother, also an actor, named Edwin Booth. It was to Edwin's great shame that his brother had assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Years after that fateful day in the theater, Edwin Booth was traveling by train and was caught up in an impatient crowd at a busy railway station. He was a recognizable man and hoped no one would notice him. However, he moved forward toward to the conductor in an attempt to use his fame to get a last minute ticket.

As he drew closer he saw a man fall between the platform and the train. In the commotion no one else seemed to see him. The man was trapped. The engine roared, and with moments to spare, Edwin Booth reached down, grabbed the man by the collar, and pulled him to safety. The man turned to see who had rescued him and was astonished to be face-to-face with none other than Edwin Booth. The men parted ways quickly and Booth did not know who he had rescued until some time later when he received a letter from an old friend, a military General, who informed him the man he had saved that day was Abraham Lincoln's son. 

This knowledge gave Booth a measure of comfort, that despite the horror linking his family to theirs, he had been able to show this kindness to one of them.

Do you believe in destiny or was this merely a coincidence?

Friday, February 24, 2023

His Eye Is on the Sparrow


Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Civilla D. Martin, 1905

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Haggai 2:4-9


Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. 

Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. 

Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord. 

Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts, according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. For thus says the Lord of hosts: 

Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts. The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Habakkuk 1:5


Look at the nations and watch—and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

And Now


A new Asbury Revival? And now spreading:

We need this. I mean the whole world, right?

Do you need this?

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Your Story?


What's your story?

How did you get Saved? How did it change your life?

I did not believe this book, not fully, not really, until I met Jesus.

Then I understood.

Thursday, February 9, 2023



Do you have 24 minutes?

This is an amazing video about a Christian revival that took place at Asbury College in 1970. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

When Jesus Splits the Sky


"Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus"

Glorious rendition.


The lyrics:

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me!
Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, spread His praise from shore to shore!
How He loveth, ever loveth, changeth never, nevermore!
How He watches o’er His loved ones, died to call them all His own;
How for them He intercedeth, watcheth o’er them from the throne!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus, love of every love the best!
’Tis an ocean full of blessing, ’tis a haven giving rest!
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, ’tis a heav’n of heav’ns to me;
And it lifts me up to glory, for it lifts me up to Thee!

Samuel T. Francis, 1875

Friday, February 3, 2023

Holy Moly


Do you see it?


The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. 

He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 

Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 

Philip found Nathanael and said to him, 

“We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also 

the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 

Nathanael said to him, 

“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” 

Philip said to him, 

“Come and see.” 

Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, 

“Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 

Nathanael said to him, 

“How do you know me?” 

Jesus answered him, 

“Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 

Nathanael answered him,  

“Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 

Jesus answered him, 

“Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

John 1:43-51