Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Today’s Reading: Exodus 12

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).

Children of Israel on a school field trip to En Gedi enjoy the waterfall pools. King David hid from Saul in a nearby cave.

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

Key Verse: Exodus 12:14

So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.


Be sure to tell the next generations that Christ is our Passover Lamb (1 Cor. 5:7). Choose that time with the children carefully. Repeat the story in a variety of ways over and over. Ask God for creativity in the way you do it (Deut. 11:19). Christ was without defect (Ex. 12:5). The lamb was consumed by fire (verses 6 – 9). Christ took the “fire” in suffering. Not a bone was to be broken (Ex. 12:46, Ps. 22:17, Jn. 19:36). The blood of the sacrifice was applied (Ex. 12:22-23, Col. 1:20, 1 Jn. 1:8-9). Keeping this “ordinance” (an order) was absolutely essential (Ex. 12:24, Heb. 9:22). Please do your best over the next hours to look up these references. Make this not just a devotional but a Bible study.


Lord Jesus, I believe You were sacrificed as my Passover Lamb. I believe that Your blood was shed for me. I apply, by faith, Your blood to the doorposts of my household for salvation and protection. I can only say “thanks” by giving my life to You and by leaving the bondage of sin in obedience to Your orders. I have a brand new life because of Your precious blood. It’s all through You, Christ Jesus, Amen!


After our children were tucked into bed, Norma-Jean and I would kiss them and say, “Lord Jesus, cover them with Your precious blood. Keep them safe.” Norma-Jean would sing, “All hail King Jesus, all hail Emmanuel, King of kings, Lord of lords, bright Morning Star…”  What a confidence! What a comfort! I’m an old softie and I still do this when I’m with our now 53, 54, 56, & 57 year-old children. Of course I don’t tuck them in, but I pray with them as often as I can. It is my conviction that having fathered children, the greatest tragedy would be for them to be lost for all eternity. One of my children, when a teenager, strayed away from God one evening, coming home later than our rules allowed. I went to my knees and said, “Lord, if I die on this spot, I’m not stopping my cries to You until this child repents.” At about 2 a.m. I felt an arm around my neck and heard sobbing, and the words, “Daddy, I won’t do these things ever again. I’m sorry. I’ve asked God to forgive me and I’m asking you to forgive me too.” We wept together.

Yours for our children, our children’s children, and beyond,


Our four children singing on the set of the Crossroads weekly TV program around 1972, before the daily “100 Huntley Street” program began in 1977. In the back are Ellen (left) and Elaine (right), and in the front are Reynold (left) and Ron (right).

6 thoughts on “Tuesday, August 16, 2016

  1. Dear Lord I plead the blood of Jesus over all my children and grandchildren and over my husband as we await for Your return
    Dear Father I pray You will send forth givers to this ministry and meet every need in Jesus name Amen

  2. Thank you Jesus for shedding your precious blood for us. Touching story of one of your sons and brought tears to my eyes. Pray for my family everyday as well. Thinking of how my mother bore fourteen children, one died at childbirth and how many there are in the family today. Thought of that as the family of Jacob increased from 75 members to an estimate of 2 million in 430 years, however some of them were a mixed multitude or strangers who left with them from Egypt. Thank you Lord for your protection and trust you for their salvation. Amen.

  3. Thank you for the photo of your precious children…and none of them have strayed and are serving the Lord…how blessed you and Norma-Jean are, for your faithfulness as their parents in bringing them up and guiding them in the ways of the LORD!! What a powerful song Norma-Jean sang, blessing your children at bet-time!!
    Thank David for all the powerful scripture links…for us to read and meditate upon this morning.

    Beautiful picture Reynold, thank you!!

    Have a glorious day in the Lord all you saints!!!

  4. Mailing in my donation to 100 Huntley Street for your 80th year, David. God’s continued blessings to all saints on the blog, across Canada and around the globe. All for the Blood of Jesus. Stay safe in the storm, saints! It is incredible here on the lake. Amen!

    But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Mt 6:33 KJV

    Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

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