Tuesday, August 20, 2019


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,”


8 thoughts on “Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  1. I just read the comments from yesterday. Was out most of the day so didn’t get to read any comments.
    So happy to hear Gavin went to church, this news brought a gasp and a smile to my face.
    Agreed with Sah’s prayer. Always so good to hear from you, Sah.
    I too don’t always comment but do tune in to get encouragement from yours.

    Poor Job, I see he will be starting to improve as he hears from God in the upcoming chapters.
    God is so good.
    Blessings to all bloggers today, may the good Lord smile favourly on you all today.

  2. Thank you Nan and all who pray for Gavin, I am overwhelmed this morning as I read the key verse. I know that God is is in control and that he is doing a mighty work in Gavin’s life. It is three months today since this tragic thing happened, Lena his 15 year sister went back to school yesterday and my daughter who is a nurse went back to work. The people in Texas has been amazing as well as the Church, many have been touched by what happened (accident or not)? and much prayer has been going up. I am so thankful for this blog. Please forgive me if I don’t always answer all comments, I read them all and pray for those that need it. Blessings to all.Eleanor M. ( Emotions very high this morning).

  3. I know that my Redeemer lives. There is a beautiful hymn that emphasizes this truth. So happy to hear about Gavin’s great improvement. Blessings for a great day.

  4. Yes, good to hear about Gauvin’s improvement. God’s blessings on him and all the family and give him complete recovery. Have been praying for Hong Kong as well. Spent nearly a year and a half there in early 80’s. Understand there are 300,000 Canadians there as well. Let’s remember our brothers and sisters in prayer. Met and worked with some very fine people there.

  5. I love the fact that David is a storyteller and that he loves to tell stories I also love the stories of of guests on 100 Huntley Street and also today it was good to see Norma Jean on the pledge lines taking pledges on this special week programming stewardship week be blessed today all my fellow bloggers

  6. Yes and on the program Norma-Jean talked about David starting the blog, and deciding to go through the Bible in 2 years instead of one

    please pray for healing for Barb; she has heart problems as well as arthtitis; she is a hair dresser and a beautiful person; pray for healing for Sandy and for Becky;
    pray for the people of Hong Kong, today 1.7 million protested out in the streets all carrying umbrellas; from the top it looked so SPECTULAR, also pray for Donald Trump, he is the President of the United States and pray for our leader Prime Minister Justin Tradeau and his family;
    things are really going side ways right now, I pray for all Christians to continue to pray and to support one another through prayer……
    we rebuke the devil;he is nothing; our Lord God the Father sent His Son to the Cross to die for all mankind and God the Father had a plan to bring His Son Jesus Christ back to life; Jesus rose from the grave, we have victory over all evil forever; all praise and thanks to our Lord God Almighty.; amen amen amen

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