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These Hands

“I will be the same in your old age, and I will bear you up when you turn gray. I have made you, and I will carry you; I will bear and save you.” Isaiah 46:4 I was working around the house today, and as I was scurrying around putting everything in its rightful place, I glanced down at my hands. Something made me stop, and I just stared down at my hands, examining them. These weren’t the hands they used to be; they were worn, creased with lines, and roughened a bit from the effects of time and use. I stood there focused on the change I had never seen in them before. To my surprise, I did not get distressed over these signs Read More

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The One Who Is with Us

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but Jesus was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.  Matthew 8:24-26 The darkest days of our lives are kind of like the storm on the sea. We feel like we’ve run out of hope, like there is no way out of the darkness. We panic and even cry out, “Save us, Lord,” in the midst of our fear, hoping He will do something to rescue us. But Read More