A Righteous Judge

Accused, she wanted justice. To be freed from blame. Declared not guilty. So she went to the judge. Continually. Repeatedly. He finally gave it.

Rightly accused, we need justice.  To be freed from blame. Declared not guilty. So we pray to God, the Righteous Judge. He gives justice, speedily. All because of Jesus.

Read the whole story in Luke 18:1-11.

God Gives More

It was ludicrous to make God’s temple, a house of prayer, into a den of robbers. They took from men who had little to give, rather than going to God, who says, “Whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith (Matthew 21:22).”

Learn a lesson from that story. Don’t take from men what God would give if you would pray.

A Tootsie Pop and Potato Chips

It was February 14, and school had just ended. Two of my first grade friends wanted to give me a Valentine gift. One offered a tootsie pop. The other opened her backpack and pulled out an almost empty potato chip bag,  saying, “This is for you.” With grateful words and thankful heart I took their gifts.

I wonder if God sees us like I saw those little girls.

Is He grateful for our prayers, not because of their eloquence or perfection, but because they come from earnest and sincere hearts?