Jesus Passing – Good News for November 15

15 11 2010

Luke 18:35-43

As Jesus approached Jericho a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging, and hearing a crowd going by, he inquired what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He shouted, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!”

The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent, but he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me!”

Then Jesus stopped and ordered that he be brought to him; and when he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, please let me see.”

Jesus told him, “Have sight; your faith has saved you.” He immediately received his sight and followed him, giving glory to God. When they saw this, all the people gave praise to God.

The Daily Path: Is Jesus walking through your life? I believe that God is always in the house, but it’s up to us to shout out to Him.

I want to share a short video that was created by Doug Foxworthy from Castro Valley, CA. Doug recently passed away, losing his battle against colon cancer. But he leaves us with a powerful message. Please watch it. I guarantee it will have an impact on your outlook (and a far greater impact than any of the television you were exposed to this past weekend while watching football).

(Click to view) ETERNITY by Doug Foxworthy





Our Demons – Good News for August 3

4 08 2010

Matthew 15:21-28

At that time Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not say a word in answer to her.

His disciples came and asked him, “Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.” He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

But the woman came and did him homage, saying, “Lord, help me.” He said in reply,
“It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.”

She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.

The Daily Path: How many of us are tormented by demons? I know am. We often think that our path is taken alone. But it’s not. There are many who walk along bearing the same burden. Yet we keep it hidden away feeling it’s better to suffer silently than open ourselves to shame. But even in our chosen silence we do not walk alone. The Master walks with us ready to ease the burden if we have faith.





Yes, Lord – Good News for December 4

4 12 2009

Matthew 9:27-31

As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out, “Son of David, have pity on us!” When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?”

“Yes, Lord,” they said to him.

Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” And their eyes were opened. Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.” But they went out and spread word of him through all that land.

The Daily Path: “Do you believe that I can do this?”

It strikes me that Jesus asks these blind men the question of all questions. A question that I, as a follower of Christ, should ask myself everyday. Perhaps every hour. For how can I surrender myself if I do not believe that all things are possible for God?

It’s easy to say the words “Yes, Lord. I believe,”, but in those moments of fear and anxiety when I try to take back control… are my actions really saying something else?

Room to Chat: Yes, Lord. I believe that you can do all things. I also know that as a human I am weak. Help me to prepare during this Advent season by awakening Your grace in my heart so as to remove the doubt (blindness) born of worldly anxiety. Let me be like the blind men who’s faith brought them into Your light.





Scraps – Good News for August 5

5 08 2009

Matthew 15:21-28

At that time Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon.”

But he did not say a word in answer to her. His disciples came and asked him, “Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.”

He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

But the woman came and did him homage, saying, “Lord, help me.”

He said in reply, “It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.”

She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.”

Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.

The Daily Path: Many times I don’t understand, let alone appreciate, the great earthly abundance I have in my life. Although I struggle, my position would be envied by countless others. During these difficult times I have been given a great gift. New appreciation for the small blessings that were so often overlooked before.

The same was true in my spiritual life. I didn’t know what I had… or had lost. Fortunately the master took pity on me. I wasn’t thrown a scrap from His table. Instead, He has allowed me to once again sit with Him and enjoy the full bounty of His banquet.

Room to Chat: Today Bob’s family is struggling to stay together. Perhaps you can spare some some time to pray for them. Lord, please send your grace to Bob. Help him to find his way out of the desert. Grant his family strength and remove their fear.

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Eyes That See – Good News for December 5

5 12 2008

Matthew 9: 27-31

As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out, “Son of David, have pity on us!” When he entered the house, the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I can do this?” 

“Yes, Lord,” they said to him. 

Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.” And their eyes were opened. 

Jesus warned them sternly, “See that no one knows about this.”  But they went out and spread word of him through all that land. 

The Daily Path: Friends, please keep me in your thoughts and prayers today. The path will be rocky and my burden is heavy. Help me to keep the faith and trust in God to lead me along. (UPDATE 12/6: Thank you to everyone who took a moment to ask God to accompany me yesterday in my hour of need. He answered your prayers and mine. Thank you, God. For you skeptics lurking in the bushes… God listens. Believe in his love and mercy.)

Advent Meditation: Blessed are all who wait for the Lord