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His Eye Is on You

His Eye Is on You

His Eye Is on You In Luke 12:4-7, Jesus told His followers not to fear those who can harm them because God is ultimately in control. God cares greatly about His followers when they experience pain and suffering. This stems from the watchful care God has for all of His creation. The Almighty who keeps

You Are the Salt of the Earth

You are the salt of the earth. — Matthew 5:13 Jesus told His followers they were the salt of the earth. This was an obvious metaphor for how they should impact the world around them. Salt has many different uses. First, salt preserves food. Before refrigeration, people salted foods, which made them last significantly longer

Light from Galilee

Prophecy The gloom will not be upon her who is distressed, As when at first He lightly esteemed The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, And afterward more heavily oppressed her, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, In Galilee of the Gentiles. The people who walked in darkness Have seen

Grief and God

There are so many things in life that cause grief and pain. When we lose someone we love and cherish, there is a void and loss that cannot be replaced. When we face divorce or separation from the one whom we have chosen to spend the rest of our lives sharing the good times and

Giving Thanks Forever

So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, will give You thanks forever; we will show forth Your praise to all generations. — Psalm 79:13 As one of the “sheep of Your pasture,” Shepherd God, I am blessed each day by Your protection, provision, guidance, and love. When I fall down, You pick me up. When I

John 3:16

Immeasurable Love

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. — John 3:16 Almighty and holy God, You “so loved the world” that You gave us the gift of Your “only begotten Son,” a gift beyond imagining. I am speechless at the realization that You allowed

The Best Gift

The angel that announced the Savior told the shepherds not to fear but to open their eyes and look for the good things God was doing for them and for the whole world — things that would bring great joy to everyone. The object of Christianity is not to sin less but to glorify God more. It is not to stop

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