Category Archives: Christianity

Rain

Deuteronomy 11:10-11 “The land you are entering to take over is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated it by foot as in a vegetable garden.  But the land you are crossing … Continue reading

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Prince

1 Samuel 18:3, 20:32-33, 42a “And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself…‘Why should he be put to death?  What has he done?’ Jonathan asked his father.  But Saul hurled his spear at him to kill … Continue reading

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Boy in the Temple

1 Samuel 3:2-4 “One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place.  The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the … Continue reading

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City

Isaiah 62:11-12 “They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord; and you will be called Sought After, the City No Longer Deserted.” Matthew 21:9-10 “The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, … Continue reading

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At the Feet

Ruth 3:7-9 “When Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile.  Ruth approached quietly, uncovered his feet and lay down.  In the middle … Continue reading

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Lifted

Jeremiah 38:6-7a, 11-13a “So they took Jeremiah and put him into the cistern…They lowered Jeremiah by ropes into the cistern; it had no water in it, only mud, and Jeremiah sank down into the mud.  But Ebed-Melech, a Cushite, an … Continue reading

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Prisoners of Hope

Genesis 39:20b-23 “But while Joseph was there in the prison, the Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favour in the eyes of the prison warden.  So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those … Continue reading

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Cords

Hosea 11:1-2a, 4a “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.  But the more I called Israel, the further they went from me…I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love…” John 2:14-15 “In … Continue reading

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Carrying

Genesis 22:6-8 “Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife.  As the two of them went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to … Continue reading

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Branches

Ezekiel 17:22-23a “This is what the Sovereign Lord says:  I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on … Continue reading

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