Sunday, August 20, 2017


Today’s Reading: Job 18-19

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The Russian Orthodox Convent of the Ascension is located on the Mount of Olives. According to Orthodox tradition, this is the site where Jesus ascended to Heaven 40 days after His resurrection. A chapel behind the church is dedicated to John the Baptist, and according to tradition his head was found in a jar hidden in a cavity under the mosaic floor of an ancient Armenian church. Job said, “He shall stand at last upon the earth.” Jesus stood here at His ascension, and he will stand here again at His second coming.

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Key Verses: Job 19:25-27

I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!


This may be the first time to emphasize three key verses in this blog. They are so refreshing to read! Job has been enveloped in darkness, but suddenly light breaks through! From here on, Job slowly, slowly begins to hear from God.

We, too, can have truth illuminate our paths as we read His Word and seek the Light of the World, Jesus, in sincere prayer. Let us confess out loud, if possible, Job’s declaration in our key verses!!! This will engrave these words into our hearts and minds. Take time to meditate, concentrating on what God is speaking to us about His purposes for our lives.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12). John writes about that light in his first letter to the churches. Let’s read those words found in 1 John 1:4-7 and make a fresh determination to “walk in the light as He (Jesus) is in the light.”


Lord God, I pray for grace to walk so close to the “Light of the world” that I will never “walk in darkness” again. In the Name of Jesus, the true Light for all people, I pray, Amen!!!


In the early 1940’s, my Dad was stranded in Egypt and the Sudan because of World War II, and I had a job to do to help my mother and my two sisters. I had to cross a field, a ditch, and the base line road to reach the barn of Stuart White. Mr. White would fill my little pail with milk while he was milking the cows, carefully put the lid back on the pail, and send me off home. This was fine during the long evenings of summer, but in the dark evenings of winter at milking time, it was a different matter. I carried a lantern (no flashlight available) along with my pail. That light was my comfort. At 6, 7 and 8 years old, I was sure there was danger lurking in the shadows. While the pail was by my side, my lantern was as far out in front of me as I could hold it. Because of that light, I safely negotiated the ditch, the fence (my uncle built a stile, steps over the fence), and crossed the field to the safety of home. What a relief to be home. A cup of warm milk (no refrigerator) would be my reward for bravery. Throughout my life, I’ve desperately needed Jesus, God’s Light here on earth, to walk in security and safety.

Yours for consistently “walking in the Light,”


P.S. I’m continuing to post the special financial year-end message of Crossroads CEO, Lorna Dueck. Please help the ministry to end their year strongly!

This has been a remarkable year at 100 Huntley Street with a growing audience on TV and an exploding audience on the web through our website, social media platforms and on You Tube (where we now reach almost 1 million views every month).  It’s also looking like a turnaround yearfinanciallybecause we’re SO CLOSE to finishing our fiscal year (August 31) with a balanced budget…the first time in six years!  Lots of hard work, cost-cutting, financial restraint and generous donors who believe in this ministry have made this goal achievable. We have exciting, new plans in mind for our new media mission year that begins in September.  I’m so committed that Crossroads be Canada’s “megaphone of the Gospel”…and we will not be silent about how Jesus can change lives… Jesus alone offers hope! Your donation today will make a difference in many lives.  – Lorna            


11 thoughts on “Sunday, August 20, 2017

  1. Amen, our Redeemer lives! You are the LIGHT of our existence, precious Jesus! Oh, how we love You and give You all the thanks and praise! Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord!

    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
    Psalm 19:14 NKJV

    You’re Beautiful – Phil Wickham (with lyrics)

  2. Yes!! Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah my Redeemer lives!!
    Thank you Father God that in Your ultimate demonstration of love for us, I can declare that my Redeemer lives & He is indeed the Light of my life & the world at large.

    Please help me & my fellow blog readers to continue to hold steadfast unto you Father God.
    Like Job now, help us to be at the place in our lives where we hear clearly as You speak to us; help us to be obedient Father God.
    May we lead others to you by the lives we live as we seek to share the good news of Jesus & His Love.

    Thank you Father that “You know the plans that You think toward us; plans for good &; not for evil; to bring about our expected end.
    Then shall we call upon you & we shall go & pray unto You, and You will hearken unto us.
    And we shall seek You and find You, when we shall search for You with all our heart.”
    Jeremiah 29:11-13.

    Have an absolutely outstanding & blessed week everyone. God is Love!!

  3. The “warm milk” story warmed my heart. Such simple things in life growing up helped with my security. Like my mother always in her kitchen preparing food for her family of 6 children. Sunday church and roast beef dinners with Apple pie for dessert.
    Thanks for sharing this boyhood story today Pastor David, it brought back good memories of my own childhood.

  4. Hello David…Your blog and stories are most encouraging for me and I so look forward to them daily. Your courage and strength during difficult times gives me strength and are so inspiring. Rose

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