Love April 16

A Love Poem from a 16 year old

William Ralph Featherson was born  on July 24, 1846, in Montreal, Quebec, and died at the age of 26.  Very little is known about this hymnwriter except for the fact that he wrote this “love poem” to Christ at the age of 16.  Lord, thank you for teenagers who are sold out to You and […]

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Peace, Perfect Peace

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you.” Jesus, Himself, is the provider of peace. J. Oswald Sanders wrote, “Peace is not the absence of trouble, but the presence of God.” Praying God’s peace to be granted to those who are in the midst of the storms of life. “Grace to you […]

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The NECESSITY of Christ’s Death, Burial & Resurrection

Matthew 16:21 is a turning point in this gospel. Jesus has questioned the disciples ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ and they have replied with an assortment of answers – a) John the Baptist; b) Elijah; c) Jeremiah; or d) one of the prophets. Jesus now narrows his questioning to ‘The Twelve.’ […]

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HE will hide me

Honest Christian biographers, truth-telling preachers, life-depicting poets tell the truth when it comes to suffering. Faith is NOT believing what you know “ain’t true.” Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Faith rests on facts! In Isaiah 49:2 we are assured “In the shadow of His hand He […]

Thorns April 12

The Cross Is Not Greater

How heavy a cross has God called you to bear?  Compare that cross with the cross of Jesus Christ….that’s what this song does, reminding us of the all-sufficient grace of Christ.  The cross is NOT greater than HIS GRACE….that, despite the tears, has been the testimony of God’s people. Remembering today those in prayer who […]

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Elijah’s God Still Lives

The story of Elijah’s contest with the prophets of Baal is one of my favourite Bible stories. Israel had abandoned the LORD and Elijah, as God’s spokesman, had pronounced judgment. Ahab was none too pleased with the drought, yet stubbornly, along with Jezebel his wife, refused to repent. Things came to a showdown as the […]

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Perfect Peace

Frances Ridley Havergal, after whom Havergal College is named in Toronto reflected on Isaiah 26:3-4 “You will keep in PERFECT PEACE him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.” This is part of a song of praise to be […]

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