A knock at my window and an invitation to see

Several times a week during this last year of pandemic, Mr. Jack pulls up his truck at my church office window. He steps out and comes over. If I’m working on something and didn’t notice his arrival, I hear a loud knock on the glass. Sometimes I see him approaching and move the blinds back […]

the command to be angry

“In your anger do not sin” ( Eph 4:26) This is a quote from Psalm 4:4 which literally translated says, “Be angry and do not sin.” Most commentators translate this as conditional – “if and when you get angry, do not sin.” Some, however, view this as a double command. In other words, be angry […]


Today, you and I are invited to cry out:“Help, Lord.” —Psalm 12:1 God’s sure response:“Fear not, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13