Saturday, May 15, 2021


Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 8

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On display at the Convent of the Sisters of Zion in the Old City of Jerusalem on the Via Delarosa are several oil lamps from ancient times.

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


Key Verse: 2 Kings 8:19

Yet the Lord would not destroy Judah, for the sake of His servant David, as He promised him to give a lamp to him and his sons forever.

The writer of these words in our reading must have caught a faint glimpse of the glory that was to come, that of Jesus, Son of David. He spoke prophetically when he wrote that God had promised David a lamp, for Jesus is the Light of the world, a Light that shines more brightly than many lamps. Consider the statements of Jesus before and after His “I am the Light of the world” declaration (John 8:1-20). The hymn, “Amazing Grace” gets it right: “I…was blind but now I see.” In Christ we’ve moved out of the darkness into the light.
In yesterday’s reading, the servant of Elisha, Gehazi, became a leper. We considered the possibility that Gehazi may have been one of the lepers who said, “We are not doing what is right. This is a day of good news and we remain silent” (2 Kings 7:9). He may have repented and the leprosy healed, because here we see him back in his job as Elisha’s assistant. This is speculation, as we are not told the details. God’s mercy “endures forever.” We are told this 26 times in the 26 verses of Psalm 136.


Lord Jesus, You light up my life. I pray for grace to always walk in the light as You are in the light (1 John 1:7). In Your bright and shining Name I pray, Amen!


I’ll never forget the morning that Debbie Boone appeared on 100 Huntley Street in the late 80’s. Her hit song You Light Up My Life had been at the top of the pop charts. She was in Toronto in a stage production where she was playing the part of Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. As we entered into our prayer time before going to air, Debbie sobbed, saying to the Lord, “It’s been so long, so long, Lord.” She was experiencing the Presence of the Lord in our Green Room as we knelt in prayer, and with her busy schedule, even though she knew Jesus as her Saviour, she may not have taken the time to let His Light permeate her daily experience. I trust I’m not being too repetitive when I write again…Jesus changes everything! I pray again, “Lord Jesus, I throw open the blinds that hide or dim Your Light. I see You Jesus! Shine Jesus shine!” As the Scriptures say, “But we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone” (Hebrews 2:9).

Yours for Jesus, our “Lamp,”


P.S. Here’s a video of Debbie Boone when she came back to 100 Huntley Street in the mid-90’s. At the beginning of the interview with Lorna Dueck (after she sings), Debbie shares who she was thinking of each time she sang You Light Up My Life (click).here

7 thoughts on “Saturday, May 15, 2021

  1. Early this morning, I was awoken with the urgent need to pray for world peace, that there be no more war; for God’s Spirit to descend upon the world and open into hearts of those who need to claim Him. We cry to You oh God, to restore peace in this world and bring Your everlasting light to all of humanity–on earth as it is in heaven. His blessings upon you, fellow saints in the Lord. Amen.

    He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. Mark 4:39 NIV

    Hope Darst – Peace Be Still (Official Lyric Video)

  2. A tall order but nothing is impossible for God (world peace & understanding of The One True God). I know of one person (of a very different faith) who heard God’s voice and promise to him). He has an amazing ministry reaching people of all faiths. Praying for the peace of Israel, which is under mighty rocket attacks right now. In Jesus Name, Amen and amen.

  3. Agreein in prayer with Beverlee and Doreen..
    My youngest son was born in 1979 when You light up my life was popular. He sure lights up my life and is a wonderful man of God. Blessings to all on this beautiful day here in Ontario.Eleanor M.

  4. Blessings on all bloggers. 27 degrees Celsius here in the southern interior of B.C. For which we are most thankful. Blessed

  5. Meanwhile, from Anne Graham Lotz’Daily Light devotional:

    God will wipe away every tear . . . ; there shall be no more death,
    nor sorrow. . . . For the former things have passed away.

    He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken. § Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended. § The inhabitant will not say, “I am sick”; the people who dwell in it will be forgiven their iniquity. § The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in her, nor the voice of crying. § Sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

    I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O Death, I will be your plagues! O Grave, I will be your destruction! § The last enemy that will be destroyed is death… Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”

    The things which are not seen are eternal.

    Rev. 21:4; Isa. 25:8; 60:20; 33:24; 65:19; 35:10;
    Hos. 13:14; 1 Cor. 15:26, 54; 2 Cor. 4:18

    Thank You, dear Lord Jesus, for being the eternal Light of the world. Please shine Your light in all Your people, and through Your people to all people everywhere. Send out Your workers, each one, and use all of us as bearers of the greatest treasure of all – Your Word, which brings everlasting Life!
    In Jesus’s great name, amen

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