Most everyone has heard the story of Jesus feeding a crowd of 5,000 with five loaves and two fish. It’s a great story about God’s provision, compassion and miracles. I have not heard of anyone, scholar or skeptic, who can dispute this event actually happened, especially since it was recorded in history by Matthew soon after the event took place. But there is another lesser known detail to this story. The disciples had asked Jesus to dismiss the crowds so they would go into town and get something to eat. In other words, tell them to leave. The people were hungry, they had been there all day, and traveled far with their families and young children. Yet, they did not want to leave. Their hunger for spiritual truth […]
Someone challenged me recently to “stop, drop and roll” every morning when I get out of bed. They were referring to living a life of prayer, whereby we should stop as soon as we rise in the morning, drop to our knees on the floor, roll over to face the bed and begin our day with prayer to God before doing anything else. I decided to give this a try. However, I am not much of a morning person. The first few times, my knees popped and cracked as I immediately fell out of the bed and onto the floor. I rolled over to face the bed, put my head down… and fell back asleep. It seemed like a great idea but was not working too […]
I looked at the audience around me and saw people of every race, every color, and every nationality – all singing to God. I imagined this is what heaven will be like, only grander. It was a Saturday night I wouldn’t soon forget. My family and I would be traveling on Sunday morning for the Labor Day weekend and wouldn’t be able to attend our regular church. I didn’t give it much thought, for I have missed more than a few church services in my time and didn’t think one more would make a difference. My son, however, was insistent on attending a Saturday service in its place. I could not find any Saturday services in our area, but my son found one on the other side of the city that […]
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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.