Wednesday, August 10, 2016


Today’s Reading: Exodus 3-4

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).

An image of Pharaoh and his story in Hieroglyphics. The lives of the people of Egypt and those of Israel were intertwined for 400 years.

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

Key Verse: Exodus 4:13

But he said, “O my Lord, please send by the hand of whomever else You may send.”


Moses was 40 when he tried to protect his people with his own strength, killing the Egyptian who was cruel to the Hebrew workers. Now he’s 80. Instead of living as a son of the royal household of Egypt, he’s had 40 more years as a shepherd, working for his Father-in-law and raising a family. Is he ready to lead in the deliverance of the Children of Israel from slavery? According to God, “Yes.” According to Moses, “No.” Just think of all God has done to prepare Moses. There was the miraculous rescue by Pharaoh’s daughter; his Hebrew early childhood education in his parents’ home; his ongoing education in the palace in all the ways of the Egyptians; the supernatural revelation of the burning bush; the signs he asked for; the Name of God given to him, “I am that I am;” and now he still doesn’t think he’s up to the job. When God calls us, there is only one acceptable answer, “YES, LORD.” Today, let us go through the doors God opens. Failure to do so will displease God, as was recorded of Moses in Exodus 4:14.


Lord God, here I am by Your grace. May I never try to do Your work on my own. I need You desperately. I praise You for the ways in which You’ve prepared me for today’s challenges. Let’s go forward. I pray this in the Name of Jesus who obeyed You 100%. Amen!


Back in the early 1970’s at our family altar, my son Reynold, our blog photographer, prayed night after night for at least 2 weeks, “O God, please help Daddy to help those poor children in India.” Somehow his heart had been touched by their need. I would mumble under my breath something like this, “Lord, I’ve got enough to do, please send someone else.” I was awakened in the middle of the night by a very insistent telephone ringing over and over. Finally, I got up, went downstairs to the phone, and gave a half-awake grumpy “Hello.” The voice on the other end said, “David, it’s Mark Buntain in Calcutta. I’ve got 800 children to feed and school, and I’ve just received a cable message that we’ve been cut off from our funding. Can you help me?” Within a month, we had raised over the weekly Crossroads Telecast sponsors for over 1,000 children, raised the monthly amount Mark received per child, and turned the sponsors over to the organization with the lowest operational overhead costs at the time, World Vision of Canada. That experience introduced World Vision to the effectiveness of using TV to raise child sponsorships.

Yours for obedience to God’s call,


P.S. Over 40 years have passed since God answered Reynold’s prayers to help the children in India. He and his wife Kathy are in Africa where God has called them to teach and encourage biblical unity between followers of Jesus from various church denominations and tribes…to see people move from stranger to friend and friend to family, and also to see them bring transformation to their communities (click here for a video report on their World Embrace ministry website). Also, please encourage them by sending them a message through their contact page HERE.

8 thoughts on “Wednesday, August 10, 2016

  1. Happy 80th birthday and our Lord Jesus blessings in the years ahead, David. I am only a few days older than you. I want to let you know that you have been a blessing to me and my family. Our children grew up watching your telecast since you started. They all love the Lord. We still are recording and watching the show daily and praying for you. God certainly has blessed us and all of Canada because you were courageous enough to follow His leading. David we thank our Lord for using you and your family as a blessing.

  2. I love the story of Moses (especially, I guess, from the great movie that was made, “The 10 Commandments”)! It is so good to see Kathy and Reynold in their work in Uganda. They are amazing and God has provided great open doors for them and the gospel. Have a wonderful birthday, David and Norma-Jean.

  3. Although the Lord was angry with Moses and his many questions, yet he did complete the destiny He had for Moses. The Lord knows the plans he has for us and will complete them in us. “HOW WONDERFUL AND FAITHFUL IS OUR GOD!! WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE.

    Praise God for the open doors Reynold and Kathy have received in Uganda and for the blessing they are to God’s people there!!

    How Blessed you are David and Norma-Jean as you watch your children follow your footsteps in the work of the Lord!! God Bless you as you celebrate your birthdays!!

  4. May the smile of Your approval be on our lives today. Amen, David. Such awesome scripture, today. Enjoying Wesley Acres; swam in West Lake, this morning. Wishing all saints a blessed day, in the Lord.

    “Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land;”
    Psalm 37:34 ESV

    I Sing Praises to Your Name, Jentezen Franklin

  5. someone mentioned that World Vision is having a problem with a person who works with World Vision who may have given money to Isis! Is this true or just a rumour? If anyone knows please explain…….thanks…….

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