Category Archives: Christianity

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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Wine

Daniel 1:8, 12b “But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself in this way…‘Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to … Continue reading

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Heart

Psalm 51:10-11 “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.  Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.” Ezekiel 36:25-27a “I will sprinkle clean water on you, … Continue reading

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