Sunday, November 20, 2016


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 living, 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. On His way to the cross a great multitude of the people mourned as Jesus carried His Cross. Jesus’ took time to make a pro life and anti abortion statement. He spoke directly to the women who mourned. 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  Michael T. Wall, a country and western singer from Newfoundland, travelled 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 at 3-1/2 years old.

Jadice at 3-1/2 years old.


13 thoughts on “Sunday, November 20, 2016

  1. Beautiful Jadice! Through trials, the testing of our faith produces patience. Amen, David! I meditated on the following scripture and experienced such joyful peace and God’s overflowing presence. You are with us, Jesus, indeed. In that calming sense of the Holy Spirit, we go forward and succeed. Amen! Blessings fellow saints in the Lord.

    Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
    John 14:27 NKJV

    JESUS, Chris Tomlin with lyrics

  2. Pastor David it touched my heart this morning to see the two pictures of Jadice, she is absolutely beautiful. iIt breaks my heart to know that many little ones like her first pic will never see the light of day. At least I know they will be with the Lord that is a great comfort.

  3. Amen David and fellow bloggers. Such a beautiful little Jadice. Such tradegy that many like her are being lost. Need to pray against this. Praying for revival and harvest in this area and world.

  4. there is very little true conversation with children with regards to sex before marriage and how relationships between boys and girls should proceed!
    there seems to be the attitude that children will learn all about sex at school from their friends!
    a suggestion is that women should carry condoms all the time; or else stay away from sex until you are married AND THEN plan your children!
    a woman has control over her sex life and should be prepared to avoid sex and the possibility of having a baby!
    God bless those men and women who marry, plan to have a family, and begin the “talk” when the children are still under the age of 6.
    I have met some very smart boys and girls! I asked them who taught them about sex and not having sex before marriage and they answered, my Mom; my Dad; and some have said they have Sex Education in some schools……

    May God bless moms and dads who take their roles as parents very seriously! A little girl adores her dad; if dad loves her properly and patiently and talks with his daughters very openly and honestly, those girls grow up very strong young ladies…..
    dads also have a very serious role as a dad to their sons; it seems that young boys should be taught about sex and it’s role in life, how to respect one’s self and respect others….
    I pray for parents; I pray that families support one another, have an open communication and an understanding about how to love one another that is Godly and respectful!

    In Jesus Name We Pray amen

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