From full to empty to full again

From full to empty to full again

The Book of Ruth There was a famine in Bethlehem, so Elimelech decided to move his family (his wife and two sons) from Bethlehem, his home town, to the country of Moab. We aren’t told the name of the particular town or village where they settled. There was provision...
When God intervened

When God intervened

1 Kings 17:1-24 It was mid-morning, actually past time to prepare something for her little son to eat.  But she thought if she waited a while, what he ate might help keep him from being too hungry by the end of the end of the day. But he was crying and asking for...
When God intervened

It’s going to be ok

I think one thing people are finding out during this covid-19 crisis is that some things they thought were secure, are really not very secure.  Some people have felt that their jobs and income were secure, only to find themselves unemployed just a few days into this...
In the valley He restores my soul

In the valley He restores my soul

Just about every character in Scripture went through a low or difficult season in their life.  Abraham despaired of having a son of his own and was planning on bequeathing his fortune to his servant. Then when he did get a son of his own, Isaac, God asked him to...
You give them something to eat

You give them something to eat

Jesus and his disciples were in a remote place.  They had gone there to basically recoup.  The disciples had just returned from ministry, and they had also learned that John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus, had been beheaded by Herod.  Jesus had been doing so many...
You give them something to eat

What do you have

2 Kings 4:1-7 The wife of a prophet was left a widow along with her two sons.  Women in those days had no means of support other than their husbands or families.  There were some debts outstanding and her creditors were going to make slaves out of her sons to pay the...