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“And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’S passover.” Exodus 21:11. It was evening time in Goshen.  The lamb had been slain as Moses had instructed.  The blood had been sprinkled on the doorposts of their house and the meal was prepared.  Every member of the family was safe inside. waiting for further instructions. They were fully dressed, their shoes on their feet, staffs in their hands, their belongings packed in easy to carry bundles, and…

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” I Thessalonians 4:16-17 I stand in my doorway gazing toward the eastern sky, The sun is shining brightly and a few clouds drift slowly by. The birds are singing sweetly as they greet the day with…

“And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.” Luke 2:36-37 I remember what it was like when our children were little and how excited they would be about Christmas. We would tell them that there so many more sleeps before the day would come. Of course, they would…