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“He got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” John 13:4–5, NIV. The mood is somber; conversation is dismal, and the spiritual climate is changing. Jesus is aware that His time on earth is concluding and with death quickly approaching He, like anyone who knows they are about to die, imparts a few last life lessons to those who are closest to Him. Instead of relishing in…

“She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.” Zephaniah 3:2 In the book of Zephaniah, God presents a choice – be holy or be judged. God’s mercy always allowed for a righteous remnant to survive, and all who called on Him would be blessed. The Book ends with the promise of the Christ to come and that same great hope transforms the lives of men and women today. As I read this verse in my daily Bible reading, I felt like changing it around. I am…

Isaiah 40:31 King James Version (KJV) But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. It’s hard to wait – let alone be in a season of waiting.  Having to wait can stir up questions and emotions within us and we always seem to want to rush through the waiting as fast as we can.  It can feel so draining, and like such a waste of time when we have to wait. During times when I…