Thursday, November 20, 2014


Today’s Reading: Numbers 27-28

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

Two ladies re-enact first century life at Nazareth Village in Nazareth. What a joy it was to visit yesterday this amazing outreach for Jesus with our group.

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

Key Verse: Numbers 27:22-23

So Moses did as the Lord commanded him. He took Joshua and set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation. And he laid his hands on him and inaugurated him, just as the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.  Our reading begins with God’s concerns for women’s rights and proceeds to document the protocol for choosing a new leader. The gracious way that Moses carried out the leadership transfer is a testimony to the quality of his character. Instead of a desperate attempt to retain power, he prays for his successor and expresses concern for the welfare of the people. Moses had 40 years of wilderness travel, during which time his ability and reputation as a leader were frequently under fire. His character was not shattered by tough times, but rather strengthened. We can learn here that it is not success that builds character, but trials, tribulations and difficult circumstances. James 1:2-3 tells us to “Consider it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”


Lord God, I pray for Your will in my life so that, like Moses, I will experience the development of Godly character. Help me to learn to accept Your direction, denying my own desires, and submitting to Your desires for my life. Through Jesus, my Lord and Saviour, I pray. Amen!


I was 67 years old when I stepped aside from senior leadership of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. and Crossroads Television System (YES TV) – (click on them to see the websites of these organizations). I continued as a board member of CTS, a network of TV stations, and accepted the “Social Concerns” portfolio for CCCI. I understand these concerns to be the weighty moral issues that impact us all in various ways. Below is a 3-D ultra sound photograph of Ron and Ann’s granddaughter, and the daughter of Andrea and Jason. Her name is Jadice. She was born on December 31st, 2012. I’ve asked Ron to put that picture of Jadice on today’s blog, as well as a current picture. I ask the reader to look carefully at Jadice. Those who proclaim so-called “pro choice” are willing to have that little one torn apart in a most cruel manner. I weep now as I contemplate the many lives, full of such great promise, that have been destroyed by abortion. I believe that this is the most important moral concern today. I’ve just quoted Jesus’ final prophecy to our tour group. A great multitude of the people mourned as Jesus carried His Cross. Also the women mourned and He turned to them and said… (see Luke 23:28-31).

Yours for the development in us all of Jesus’ character,


P.S. Also, in addition to Jadice’s photos below, here is a video from a barber shop in Israel two days ago. Michael T. Wall, a country and western singer from Newfoundland, is travelling with us. He was surprised with one of his songs that the barber found online and brought up on the TV screen…what followed was a lot of fun! (click here)…and here is one of his songs on Youtube.

3-D ultrasound of Ron & Ann's granddaughter, Jadice, born on December 31st, 2012.

Jadice today at almost 2 years old.


16 thoughts on “Thursday, November 20, 2014

  1. Brother David, I thank the Lord for your wonderful posts daily, I share them on my facebook page everyday, they are a blessing to me and my friends, as I’m reading the Bible through with you every day, Praise the Lord for your teaching and insight into the Word. God Bless you and Norma Jean, I love you both and am praying for you.

  2. Thank you Pastor David for the daily Bible readings, and devotions.
    This is all in addition to your responsibilities as a tour guide.
    Thanks to all those who assist you in this.
    What a beautiful picture of Ann and Ron’s grand daughter!!!
    Our hearts are burdened too, for all the little ones, who are not
    wanted and loved.
    Blessings to you and all those who travel with you, while we enjoy
    a fresh snow fall in S.W. Ontario.

  3. Heavenly Father we pray for the unborn, we ask you to protect them in their mother’s wombs, keep they safe from abortion, miscarriage and birth defects, we ask this according to Your Mercy for those Your Son now names before your throne, unknown to me but know to Him, and for those anyone may now name before Your Throne— Amen

  4. Your precious grand daughter shares my adopted son’s birthday,Dec 31,1986 @ St Anthony,Nfld.He is the most precious gift the Lord gave me.Here is a poem I wrote for pro life in PEI this past summer.

    WHY Mommy?

    Why did you kill me mommy?
    Why do you seek to be defiled?
    Why was I killed inside your tummy?
    Why could I not be your child?

    Why do you call sex ‘making love’?
    Why is that lie portrayed to be true?
    Why do you hate gifts from above?
    Why do you freely do what you do?

    Why is sex like shaking hands?
    Why can’t you control your lust?
    Why do devils from foreign lands
    Give us laws while stealing our trust?
    G W (Bill) Marshall / 31 July, 2014
    No copyright intended​

  5. I am sailing with my husband on the choppy Atlantic Ocean and able to get our blog every day, so will be caught up when we get back home.

    Thank you Pastor David for your continued faithfulness in getting our daily manna out to us. Praying for your safety.

    Our link shows how Jesus was concerned for humanity even as he carried His cross to Calvary to die for us!!!

    Blessings fellow bloggers.

    • Praying for you and your husband as you journey home on the sails of the ocean, Catherine! Enjoy and God bless you, dear sister-in-Christ!

  6. Thank you Pastor David for the beautiful picture of your grand-daughter!!
    as well as the one done by ultrasound…to prove and show that it is a child in the mother’s at the time of conception …not a blob,or mass.

    My prayer is for many mother’s to be see and understand, it is a child!!!

    I enjoyed the video of the barber dancing…also the joy on the women’s faces in the picture…portraying life at Nazareth Village.

  7. The picture of Jadice is a wonderful picture and the one done by ultra
    sound as well as others are children of God my prayer is the same as our other
    blogger sisters and brothers in Christ
    Jadice is very cute little girl.

    Catherine I pray for you and your husband that God will protect you on your
    journey home

  8. Jadice is beautiful, Andrea and Jason, Ron and Ann, and David and Norma-Jean! Fourth generation child of God, divinely graced! Blessings, dear saints!

  9. saw a program where a mom smoked a cigarette while pregnant! It showed the 3D ultrasound of the baby at 6 months and the little child made such a sour face and the child made this face 3 more times each time the mom took a puff from the cigarette! THAT WAS HORRIBLE TO WATCH! Many were reduced to tears! The doctor stated drugs/alcohol/smoking does great damage to the unborn child! Very sad. I met a person who works ONLY with fetal alcohol children, they have 40 clients, the number increases daily AND there are 6 other programs doing the same work and the need is ever increasing! Lord God protect our children!

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