Saturday, January 4, 2020


Today’s Reading: Isaiah 32-33

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Here the path goes under a great rock when making your way through Petra. Petra has been called, “The city half as old as time.” With amazing rock formations all over the lands of the Bible, it’s obvious why Bible writers likened our security, the solid foundations of our faith, and even the character of God to a “Great Rock.”

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


Key Verse: Isaiah 32:2

A man will be as a hiding place from the wind,

And a cover from the tempest,

As rivers of water in a dry place,

As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.


Isaiah ministered during the reign of four kings. Again and again Judah was under attack from surrounding nations and in danger of being destroyed. In this setting our key verse takes on added meaning. Isaiah’s call from God included a vision of the true King of the Universe! The prophetic message of Isaiah was to point his people to this King of Kings!!! To place our faith in any other source of apparent help is to court disaster. Political alliances and sophisticated weaponry are but false security. We can be like King Hezekiah who looked beyond present circumstances and focused on Almighty God!!! Read Isaiah’s vision of the Lord once again, and we’ll understand more fully the reason for his total confidence in God (Isaiah 6:1-8).


Lord God, I pray that I will remember the King that Micah 5:2 says will be born in Bethlehem. King Jesus, I’m celebrating Your birthday on each of 365 days this year! I give You my worship like the shepherds and, as modelled by the wise men, I give a present of myself and what I have as sacrificial offerings! I ask for grace to be faithful and not forgetful 24/7!!! I pray this before the eternal throne in Heaven in Jesus’ Sovereign Name! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS: is a love gift to King Jesus! My sons give of their time to this joyful effort, as do I. Reynold’s travel and time to take spectacular photos are his gift to us at no cost to the ministry of Crossroads. Thank you, my son, for your daily gifts! Ron’s gifts of preparing the format for this blog, monitoring it and posting it…along with his wife Ann’s help…is a gift of love to Jesus! Thank you, Ron and Ann, for your gifts! All who participate by sharing the blog with others are giving gifts of love to Jesus! I’m asking today that you share the blog with more people. If you have a Facebook, Instagram or twitter account, can you post a suggestion to all your friends today to check out Remember that anyone can start with me any day and, in two short years, read the Bible cover to cover with the help of! I’m trusting God to help me do this every morning without fail, so that busy people will gain a more comprehensive understanding of God’s revelation to His human family. I pray that God will make this blog to be, as our key verse says, “Rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land!”

Yours so that we will learn to think the thoughts of God daily,


P.S. The photo below is of the Crossroads Centre. It is seen in the distance down below the Niagara Escarpment. It was taken by Ron with my iPhone camera from the top floor of the highrise where Norma-Jean and I had an apartment. My grandson, Adam, added the big red arrow and circle. From this Crossroads building flow “rivers of water!” Dry places around the world are irrigated by the electronic flow of God’s life-giving streams!!! The prayers and love gifts of God’s people make this possible!!!

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9 thoughts on “Saturday, January 4, 2020

  1. Thank you, Mainse family, for the beautiful gift of this blog! It greets me every morning. I have told several people about it, and I know at least one of those reads it daily.

  2. Yes thank you Mainse family for all you do to spread the word of God. We are so thankful you are continuing on your father’s legacy.

  3. Yes, thank you Ron, Anne, Reynold, the Mainse family and 100 Huntley St. for this blog. I have been posting the video version to my faceebook.

  4. Thank You, Lord, for all the blessings we have. We pray for those who are going through difficulties, whatever they may be, and ask that You meet them there, as You did with the fearful disciples when they thought they would drown. In Jesus’s great name, amen

  5. The “strange thing about starting to read the blog (100 words) we don’t quit at the end of 2 years and the 1st completion of the Bible – I started in Jan 2015 and have continued reading it every morning – Pray along with Pastor David Maines prayers –
    Thank you Reynold, Ron & Ann for continuing to keep it going. I have mentioned it to several people but do not know if they follow along with it – I pray that they do or will some day !!

    • Amen…..thank you each and everyone, either contributing to this blog in any matter. I am also a repeat reader every morning and have been for many years.

  6. Thank you for this love gift to Christ Jesus and all us Saints. We are ever thankful Mainse family and to David in heaven. Wishing all Saints a blessed day in the Lord! Praying for the needs of fellow Saints.

    See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1 NIV

    How Deep The Father’s Love For Us (lyrics) by Selah

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