Friday, June 16, 2017


Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 23-24

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


At the base of the Timna Cliffs in Timna Park (in the south of Israel), you can see a replica of the Tabernacle of Moses.

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


Key Verses: 1 Chronicles 23:27-28

For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above; because their duty was to help the sons of Aaron in the service of the house of the Lord, in the courts and in the chambers, in the purifying of all holy things and the work of the service of the house of God…


The leadership of God’s people was about to be handed over from father to son, from David to Solomon. David was not only passing on the crown, but also his cherished dream of building the Temple. While God did not permit David to build it, He did allow David to assemble the building materials. David was able to leave financial resources for Solomon as well. Most importantly, David left to Solomon people who were prepared to worship God and work in unity with each other, making sure all the details were cared for. Before long, our daily readings will be in the Psalms, where we will discover the true secret of what made David a great man. Psalms 22, 23 and 24, the cross, the crook, and the crown, came from David’s relationship with his Father God. As not everyone will find today’s reading very inspirational, we may want to read those writings of David (click here). Many blog participants will be able to quote the Psalm of the shepherd’s crook by memory. If not, why not memorize it today. David was about to “walk through the valley of the shadow of death.” He declared, “I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.” We can have that same confidence! Amen!


Lord God, Your servant, David, never lost his vision for Your cause and specifically for the building of the Temple. I pray that I will never lose a vision for the future. May the exciting possibilities of Your work always be in my sight. May I be diligent to leave my affairs in order, providing what I have prepared for my family and for the ongoing success of Your work. In Jesus’ Name I ask for wisdom and guidance, Amen!


Norma-Jean and I have passed onto our children lots of pictures and keepsakes. We’ve also sent mementos and pictures to the churches and to Crossroads, places where we’ve worked through the years. We even came across a copy of our Last Will and Testament. The children and God’s work are remembered in our bequests. There is not much money, as we’ve tried to live modestly and to give sacrificially all along. Nevertheless, remembering King David’s last words have caused me to think again about these things.

When my Father stepped aside from his responsibilities in the college, he took on two country churches, his first love. I was 12 years old. My mother died just five months later. Dad would take me with him as he visited the farmers in his congregation. It was common to see in large letters on the barns signs like, “James Thompson and Son.” I knew that I would never see such a sign reading, “Roy Mainse and Son.” At the same time I was aware that my Father was giving me the inheritance of a life lived for God. If I can, I’ll attach below a copy of one of his hundreds of handwritten poems from his journal.

As a Father myself, I bear a huge responsibility for helping to bring four children into the world. I love you Elaine, Ellen, Reynold and Ron. I love your spouses, your children, and your grandchildren. Life goes on! I know I would be a basket case without the Lord. I can say with King David in Psalm 23, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Yours for honouring always, “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name,”


P.S. Norma-Jean and I were on yesterday’s 100 Huntley Street program, helping to celebrate 40 years of the daily program. If you missed it, you can watch it online HERE.

A handwritten poem by my Father, Roy Lake Mainse (click on photo to enlarge).


16 thoughts on “Friday, June 16, 2017

  1. I really enjoyed watching the anniversary celebration. Your love for the Lord, your family, the ministry and Canada so evident. Thank you! You will be leaving a wonderful legacy.

  2. Amen! Enjoyed the celebration as well and seeing all the former members of staff. Looking forward as you Pastor David for what God has in store for the future. Blessings!

    • Amen it was wonderful, it btought back many memories seeing all the familiar faces. What a Blessing this ministry is to so many people. God bless all of you who have laboured and are continuing to do so, to spread the message of the Gospel. Eleanor M.

  3. David Mainse, What a great legacy you have given your family…. the love of knowing GOD and serving Him! I had tears when they show the picture of your whole family on Huntley Street yesterday.

    My prayer is that I may leave a great legacy by being the chain breaker of alcoholism and addictions in my family, and seeing my big family of siblings and my own children turn to the LORD for their salvation and joy.

    Bless you my friend and brother in Christ David Mainse for your great influence in JESUS! May GOD give you the grace and even more strength to overcome this leukaemia that has no business to be in your body, you are GOD’s temple!

    It was through Hunley Street that I really came to know who JESUS is, I ask the LORD to bless this T.V. program and the social media content to spread even farther and wider in to the depths of the lost for JESUS!

    I once was lost and now I’m found!

    Praise the LORD!

    Your sister in Christ
    Linda L. Price

  4. Wonderful celebration. Wonderful family. Praise God. Praying for true Christian broadcasting to remain protected by God for ever!

  5. OH, amen! Look what God has done!!! The 40th anniversary was so special and brought me to tears, dear David. Oh Lord God, what works You have done through this ministry of Crossroads. Oh good and faithful servant and all who have stood along side of Jesus to proclaim His dominion on earth as it is in heaven! It was wonderful to see everyone from the past and hear of the good works our Lord continues to do through them. We love you, David, Norma-Jean, your family and everyone at 100 Huntley Street. Most of all, we love YOU, JESUS!!!

  6. “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Mt 11:28-29 (NASB)

  7. Congratulations on the 40th Anniversary. A wonderful milestone in this ministry that will continue to have far-reaching implications for the Kingdom of God and the transformation of lives..

    Lifting up David and Norma-Jean in prayers for ongoing health, strength, peace as they continue to celebrate what God has done..and what He will continue to do through them and the Ministry of Crossroads and all the off-shoots of ministries here and beyond.

    I loved David’s comment “my Father was giving me the inheritance of a life lived for God” The best inheritance we can leave for our children & grandchildren.

    Yesterday, I purchased an old paperback published 1979 entitled, “100 Huntley Street” by David Mainse with David Manuel. Will be glad to donate it to Crossroads Heritage once I finish reading it. It is captioned: “the exciting story from the host of Canada’s popular television program”. I thought it was interesting that I found this book we we all join hearts to celebrate 40 years of Ministry – and to realize “how exciting” and life-changing it has been.

    I piggy-backed on David’s prayer “that my life be an inheritance of a life lived for God”, as well as, asking God for continued wisdom and guidance.

    Blessings to all bloggers.

  8. Yes, God’s anvil stands!! Amen and Amen!!

    A treasure indeed from your Dad…what a legacy your Mom and Dad left for you Pastor David…and what a legacy you and Norma-Jean have given to your children!!

    Jesus, You are ma all in all…thank you Heavenly Father…Yes, Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it is in Heaven, and on this earth, Amen!!!

  9. Lord God in Heaven…as we celebrate “Father’s Day” I pray for Your Wisdom, Joy and Love to penetrate the hearts of fathers; I pray that no longer children will have absentee fathers: I pray that the prodigal fathers will return home. Lord Jesus I pray this in Your Mighty Holy Name, Amen!

  10. Congratulations, so appreciated the 40th Anniversary celebrations.
    Many memories came as we watched familiar faces.
    Blessings to the Crossroads Family!

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