Giving Thanks for the Sacrifice – Mark 14:23-24

“And [Jesus] took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drink of it. And he said to them, ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.’” Mark 14:23-24 While the act of giving thanks was likely expressed by Jesus at every […]

Taken for Granted – Mark 14:6-7

“But Jesus said, ‘Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. For you always have the poor with you…but you will not always have me.’” Mark 14:6-7 The woman in this passage poured out an offering of great sacrifice, seeing Jesus’ worth and taking this opportunity to […]

A Safe Place – Psalm 91:4

“He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” Psalm 91:4 Under His wings we find refuge. Refuge. From our self-criticisms. From the weariness of trying to be more, to do more. From guilt of past choices, whether sinful or simply unwise. […]

Might and Faithfulness – Psalm 89:8

“O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O LORD, with your faithfulness all around you?” Psalm 89:8 Might and faithfulness. Inextricably linked in this verse. It is a declaration of the Lord’s great power. And in the same moment, of His unending and definitive faithfulness. The God of heaven demonstrates His […]

Who We Need Him To Be – Psalm 88:1-3

“O LORD, God of my salvation; I cry out day and night before you… For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to Sheol.” Psalm 88:1,3 The opening of this psalm, this prayer, strikes me this morning. “O LORD, God of my salvation.” The writer begins with this statement of who […]