I pass by this little church on my drive home from work in the evenings. I’ve never really noticed it much before. It was only when the dark winter nights began to set in earlier in the day that I saw the little window at the top illuminating a bright yellow light with a cross shining in the darkness. During the day you might pass by and not even know it was there. But at night, it shines brightly against the dark sky for everyone to see. My work commute takes me through winding country roads that are narrow and hard to see when the days become shorter than my work hours. I don’t look forward to those long drives […]
The Apostle John introduces Jesus as “The Word” in his Gospel: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1) By Word, God spoke the world into creation. God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light. (Genesis 1:3) The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. (John 1:14) By Word, Jesus calmed the storm. Jesus rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” (Mark 4:39) By Word, Jesus healed many. Jesus rarely healed by touch, as it was mostly by His word. Jesus healed the Centurion’s servant from afar. (Matthew 8:5-13) By Word, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come […]
Dayspring is an old word that means “dawn” or “morning”. It is not used in our language today, but you may be familiar with the Christian greeting card company that is named after it. The word is only mentioned twice in the Bible, once in the beginning and once near the birth of Christ, and only in the King James Version. Some of our words change meaning or become archaic over the years, so that is why it is necessary to have updated versions of the Bible with current meanings. You can see from the two translations below how the updated version makes it easier to read without losing the original meaning. King James Version: “Hast thou commanded the morning […]

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About the Author

Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.