Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Suggested Reading: Luke 5

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Early morning view over the Sea of Galilee.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.


Key Verse: Luke 5:11

So when they had brought their boats to land, they forsook all and followed Him.

It’s exciting to follow Jesus! In this chapter, Jesus filled two boats with fish, cleansed a leper, healed a paralyzed man, called another one of His disciples, attended a party, taught about fasting, and gave a parable about clothing and wine skins. We need to keep watching Jesus and listening carefully to His teaching. To follow Jesus, Peter and Andrew left their business behind, and Levi (Matthew) resigned his government job. If we want to follow Jesus as our vocation, we too must be sure of His call, leave all behind, and learn from Him 24/7. Do we cling to something that should be left behind? As in Jesus’ parable, the new cannot just be added to the old life. It’s a new beginning. Now let’s invite Jesus, as Matthew did, to a party with our friends and introduce Jesus to everyone we know.


Lord Jesus, I am determined to follow You. This means that there is a cross for me to bear, as well as the joy of Your presence. Grant me Your strength, Your willingness to sacrifice, and the grace of obedience. I’m Yours Lord, now and forever! In Your Name I pray. Amen!


I’m committed to rising early every morning, spending time reading God’s Word and meditating on it. I give myself to prayer and then open my lap-top computer to produce this blog. In case a first timer has joined, let me remind everyone that if you start today, with daily persistence, you will complete the entire Bible in two years. At the present time in my life, this is what it means for me to follow Jesus. At other times, I’ve been a school teacher, a Bible College student, a Pastor and an Evangelist. To support my family, I’ve owned a little printing press and made business cards for all the businesses in the village, took a job in construction, knocked on every door in town to find children for Sunday School, and, yes I hosted TV programs for 50 years. At each “crossroads,” I decided to follow Jesus. Never, for one minute, have I been sorry that I left other things behind in order to follow Him.

Yours for following Jesus,


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5 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 12, 2012

  1. Really, when it comes right down to it, there is no higher calling in this life than to forsake all to follow Jesus. It’s like learning how to swim; yet how many of us are still holding on to the cement edge of the pool for fear of entering into deeper waters? If you seldom use faith, give it a try; God has promised us that we are his beloved children and that He would never leave us or forsake us. Practice faith today, Jesus will be with you all the way. It’s the one sure thing we can count on, for this life and in our new life to come! So, don’t be afraid to let go of the edge of the pool … that is, if you are prepared through belief in Jesus as your saviour.

  2. Wow, David, you certainly collaborated with the Holy Spirit to amass such fascinating experiences, skills, and professions. But pioneering 50 years of Christian family television is the sum of all the parts…. Thank you so much for remaining faithful and achieving this legendary accomplishment! May our Heavenly Father provide for all of your needs out of His Majesty, Riches, and Glory! Amen.

  3. David thank you so much for your faithfulness to
    God. I have been so so inspired by 100 Huntley for many years now. I’m going through a transition in my life right now asking God what He wants me to do in this latter part of my life. I’ve been battling strongholds and am so encouraged by your blog each day. I know you are also in a battle for your health and knowing that if you are encouraged then I can be too. I can also let go of fear and trust God for this part of my journey.

  4. Sept 21, 2012

    Love that the Pavillion of Hope was shaped like a fish and appreciated seeing the picture very much!

    Thanks be unto God for His wonderful gift:
    Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God
    is the object of our faith; the only faith
    that saves is faith in Him.

    Nancy Webb-Waisberg, Edmonton, Alberta

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