Monthly Archives: May 2017

Pathways – Take time to let God speak to you

Psalm 139 has been called the most glorious of all the Psalms, unequalled in its reflections on the ways of God.  One preacher said, “It is the psalm that I want before me on my deathbed.”  Another scholar commenting on it said, “Language utterly fails me in the exposition of this Psalm.  Let anyone read…

Pathways – Turning the world on its head

In Acts 17:6 Paul and his fellow missionaries are in Thessalonica.  While there, people complain that they have “turned the world upside down” (King James Version). Isn’t that remarkable?  Consider the state of the disciples at the end of the gospels.  They were a group of uneducated, frightened, timid men running from the law –…

Pathways – Cast all your cares on the Lord

In the classic story of Faust there is an intriguing passage where four gray sisters appear at the door of his room.  The four sisters are, Want, Guilt, Necessity and Care (or worry).  He wisely refuses to unlock the door and let them in but one awful sister makes her way in through the keyhole….

Pathways – Can you relate to God as your heavenly Father?

Sometimes, the Biblical pictures of God are hard for us to grasp.  Images of God as our Shepherd or King are often outside our realm of experience and we find it difficult to relate to them.  But one image that is familiar, but still difficult to relate to, is the metaphor of God as our…