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Scripture I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. Hosea 11:4 NIV Comment Ever feel tied down, tied up? Limited by your limits? I do. I chafe against all the restrictions that come day by day as I try to get work done, spend time with family, deal with my latest tech crisis and have a...

Scripture I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. John 15:5 MSG Comment Pastor Giovanni holds two grape branches in his hands. One budding, able to bear fruit. The other from a wild...

Scripture For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts…. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Cor 4:6-7 NIV Comment Teeth cleaned, tick. Hair combed, tick. Buttons done up properly, tick. I look totally together as...

Scripture The Message that points to Christ on the Cross seems like sheer silliness to those hellbent on destruction, but for those on the way of salvation it makes perfect sense. 1 Cor 1:18 MSG Comment I’ve just seen Elvis. Now I’m off to have a chat with the fairies who live down the bottom of my garden. At least,...

Scripture And this conversion of the Gentiles is exactly what the prophets predicted. Acts 15:15 NLT Comment Brother Lawrence (a 17th Century monk) said he was completely converted to Christ while looking at the bare branches of a tree in winter. The tree appeared dead, yet he knew that leaves, flowers and fruit would reappear. This deeply impressed him with...

Scripture The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment. Luke 23:55-56 NIV Comment Although Jesus’ body had already been anointed by Joseph and Nicodemus, still...

Scripture Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and becomes united to his wife.  They become one flesh.  Genesis 2:24 Comment We are in a season where our children are contemplating leaving home for university and our parents have just announced that they are contemplating moving to live near us for their retirement years. Seasons ebb and flow and family...

Scripture All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us...

Scripture Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.  Psalm 23:4 Comment Continuing our Psalm 23 theme and ignoring our cheeky picture above, many of us feel like we are facing the ‘valley of the shadow of death’...

Scripture God, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction. Psalm 23:1-3 (MSG) Comment Many of us know these verses so well we almost forget what the impact...