Reckless, with the R red and other letters white

Reckless Love

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God Oh, it chases me down, fights ‘til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still You give Yourself away Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God – “Reckless Love” (2017)[1] I was subjected to another performance of “Reckless Love” at church…

The book of Revelation, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end

Alpha and Omega: I AM

I’ve been studying the Book of Revelation for the past three weeks, specifically the “I am” statements of Jesus Christ. There are 10, which I listed in my PDF document “I AM (Revelation).” Readers will find it on my blog page “Bible Lists,” under the heading “The Book of Revelation.” See a sample below. Alpha…

Jesus heals a blind man

Do You Believe?

“Do you believe that I am able to do this?” – Matthew 9:28 (NKJV)[1] I shared this story here last week (see “Face to Face”), but I’ll share it again because I think more people need to hear it. Last Sunday morning at church, I prayed to see God’s power. Tuesday night, he answered my…

Detail from Michelangelo's 'Creation of Adam' in the Sistine Chapel

What is Man?

“What is man, that you are mindful of him?” – Psalm 8:4 (NKJV)[1] David was thinking about the heavens, the work of God’s hands, when he asked this question (Psalm 8:3). We must ask ourselves “what is man” today. When was the last time we looked up? “Since the creation of the world,” God’s “invisible…

in awe of God

Face to Face

Holy, wonderful, marvelous, glorious, omnipotent, righteous, and mighty…. Sunday morning, while the choir was singing “Total Praise,” I started thinking of all the unanswered prayers I’d been praying for the last 5 or 10 years. Suddenly I became restless and angry. I told God, “I want to see you. I want to see your power.…

Jesus cleansing the temple

Den of Thieves

“My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” – Matthew 21:13[1][2] Why did Jesus clear the temple of “those who bought and sold” (Matthew 21:12, Mark 11:15, Luke 19:45)? Why did he “overturn the tables of the money changers, and the seats of those who…

eye chart

Learning to See Like Jesus

I have tried to find the image of my Master upon the faces of those from whom I differ, and God has overpaid me a thousand fold. ~ Eugene Stock (1836-1928), Church Missionary Society secretary I once heard Mitchell Tolle, a well-known Christian painter and preacher, say that learning to paint is really learning to see.…

Open up the Heavens

When Jesus Christ was baptized in the Jordan River, the heaven or heavens “opened.”[1] [See Matthew 3:16-17, Mark 1:9-11, and Luke 3:21-22.] The Holy Spirit descended like a dove as God the Father spoke audibly to everyone present. It was a public event. Heaven won’t open again publicly until Jesus’ Second Coming (Revelation 19:11). God’s…

Judgment is Coming

One week ago today, Isaac McCord found a soaking, burned page from a Bible under a bench at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The theme park is less than ten miles from Gatlinburg, where a fire destroyed hundreds of buildings and killed nearly fifteen people. What did this page say? “The day of the LORD…