Poor in Spirit

“Heaven is My throne, and earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build for Me? And where is the place of My rest?…But on this one will I look: on him who is poor and of … Read more

Present Tense Fellowship

“It is to your advantage that I go away…” (Jn. 16:7). Oh words in red, so inarguably true for do they not spill forth from the mouth of Truth Himself? Yet just the same, these words have been at times … Read more

What Shall Separate Us?

Yesterday we were once more singing through John 1 in our 2pm set with Jon Thurlow’s team. Each week as we have sung this passage—for some six months now—a new arrow pierces my heart. This time it was the arrow of the … Read more

Prisoners of Hope

 from Deep unto Deep  “…I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you” (Zechariah 9:11-12). Seasons of divine silence are the … Read more

Descent of Love

From my new book Entirety…     In the midst of the Christmas season, let us meditate on the greatness of Jesus’ full-givenness in love for us … We know and think of Jesus from our first sight of Him, a helpless Baby lain in a manger in … Read more

Come to Me

Today we sang out of Matthew 11 in our Noon set with Ron Downing’s team—and today Jesus found my heart through this passage. As we came to the words, “Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy laden … Read more

Hidden in the Unseen

I have joined myself to an Ocean, and I cleave to a world unseen. It is not only a joining that we embrace but a free-falling. In our descent, a drawn out cry comes forth as our last request, “Have … Read more