Friday, May 15, 2015


Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 8

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


On display at the Convent of the Sisters of Zion in the Old City of Jerusalem on the Via Delarosa are several oil lamps from ancient times.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verse: 2 Kings 8:19

Yet the Lord would not destroy Judah, for the sake of His servant David, as He promised him to give a lamp to him and his sons forever.

The writer of these words in our reading must have caught a faint glimpse of the glory that was to come, that of Jesus, son of David. He spoke prophetically when he wrote that God had promised David a lamp, for Jesus is the Light of the world, a Light that shines more brightly than many lamps. Consider the statements of Jesus before and after His “I am the Light of the world” declaration (John 8:1-20). The hymn, “Amazing Grace” gets it right: “I…was blind but now I see.” In Christ we’ve moved out of the darkness into the light.
In yesterday’s reading, the servant of Elisha, Gehazi, became a leper. We considered the possibility that Gehazi may have been one of the lepers who said, “We are not doing what is right. This is a day of good news and we remain silent” (2 Kings 7:9). He may have repented and the leprosy healed, because here we see him back in his job as Elisha’s assistant. This is speculation, as we are not told the details. God’s mercy “endures forever.” We are told this 26 times in the 26 verses of Psalm 136.


Lord Jesus, You light up my life. I pray for grace to always walk in the light as You are in the light (1 John 1:7). In Your bright and shining Name I pray, Amen!


I’ll never forget the morning that Debbie Boone appeared on 100 Huntley Street in the late 80’s. Her hit song You Light Up My Life had been at the top of the pop charts. She was in Toronto in a stage production where she was playing the part of Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. As we entered into our prayer time before going to air, Debbie sobbed, saying to the Lord, “It’s been so long, so long, Lord.” She was experiencing the Presence of the Lord in our Green Room as we knelt in prayer, and with her busy schedule, even though she knew Jesus as her Saviour, she may not have taken the time to let His Light permeate her daily experience. I trust I’m not being too repetitive when I write again…Jesus changes everything! I pray again, “Lord Jesus, I throw open the blinds that hide or dim Your Light. I see You Jesus! Shine Jesus shine!” As the Scriptures say, “But we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone” (Hebrews 2:9).

Yours for Jesus our “Lamp,”


P.S. Here’s a video of Debbie Boone when she came back to 100 Huntley Street in the mid-90’s. At the beginning of the interview with Lorna Dueck (after she sings), Debbie shares who she was thinking of each time she sang You Light Up My Life (click here).


17 thoughts on “Friday, May 15, 2015

  1. “I cannot know why suddenly the storm
    Should rage so fiercely round me in its wrath;
    But this I know—God watches all my path,
    And I can trust.

    “I may not draw aside the mystic veil
    That hides the unknown future from my sight,
    Nor know if for me waits the dark or light;
    But I can trust.

    “I have no power to look across the tide,
    To see while here the land beyond the river;
    But this I , know—I shall be Gods forever;
    So I can trust.”

    Echoes of Eternity, May 15

    Blessings dearest saints!

  2. This is part of a prayer by Anne Graham Lotz, Billy Graham’s daughter:
    Dear Lord
    “We believe You will hear and answer our distress call because…
    …We come to You in the name of the One by whom “all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
    …We come to You in the name of the Creator who became our Savior and who has ascended into Heaven to sit at Your right hand, with all authority placed under His feet.
    …We come to You humbly, yet boldly, because we have been invited to come.
    …We come to You with confidence because the way has been opened for us by the blood of Your Son who sits at Your right hand, who is in authority over all.
    …We come to You with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith that You will receive us, You will listen to us, and You will answer us.” Amen.


  3. Amen David Mainse. Thank you for this wonderful blog and link attachments. It truly blesses the start of each day for me. God continue to bless this gracious and humble servant of Yours… Amen!

    Have a truly blessed day dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour – Amen!

  4. WOW!
    Really enjoyed Debbie Boone’s comments to Lorna Dueck.
    May God bless your travels to Israel tomorrow and your 25 minute presentation to the Empowered 21 Global Congress on Sunday 24th I believe.
    2012 Holy Land Yellow Bus.

  5. Thankyou Beverlee Kay for blessing us with your poem of trust in God.
    Also thanks to Lynda for sharing your prayer by Anne Graham Lotz about
    having faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
    May God bless everyone on this blog always, in Jesus Name I pray, Amen!!

  6. Looking at that picture of oil lamps…at first glance they looked like Dutch shoes…great display and layout Reynold…thank you!!

    So good to join in all prayers and blessings through this blog…blessings to all…and especially Rev. David and you explanations and thoughts.

    and links!!!

  7. Father God I come to You because You are my Father and You want me to prosper and I desire to be prosperous! I come to You and ask for a financial windfall to clear my debts, help family, friends, non-profit groups and help the woman to get a new bike as hers was taken, I desire to help some of the moms that I meet, yes, Father God I come to You and I ask for a financial blessing and, also, please show me where I put the elastic for my swim suits, thank you Father, thank you in Jesus Name I Pray AMEN

  8. Over the years watching 100 Huntley St. and supporting your work, and reading your blogs on Israel, I would like to see more updates on what’s actually happening in the middle east..So many televangelists never even talk about the second coming of Christ and even over our church pulpits.. A lot of Christians are in the dark not realizing we are living in the last days..
    Israel has been visited by many of you but some of us have never made it there and yes watching a dvd is nice but it would be so great if people could sponsor those of us who haven’t made it to Israel..I am now in my late 70’s so I’ll have to wait for the rapture to take place to see it in person.. It’s a good thing to see you David looking healthy..say hi to Norma..

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