Listen to the Voice in the storm

(John MacDuff, “The Words of Jesus”) “Take courage! It is I—do not be afraid!” Mark 6:50 Jesus lives! His people may dispel their misgivings—for Omnipotence treads the waves! To sense it may seem at times to be otherwise— accident and … Continued

The Rock of ages

(Alexander Smellie, “The Hour of Silence” 1899)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people both now and forevermore!” Psalm 125:2 God, to the humble heart that leans on Him, is like … Continued

Set your minds on things above

The believer’s best day!   Ecclesiastes 7:1 “The day of death is better than the day of birth!” Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain!” Philippians 1:23 “I am torn between the two: … Continued

These are the gifts

(Alexander Smellie, “The Hour of Silence” 1899)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume, … Continued

Sure Refuge a Strong Tower

THE SAFE REFUGE “And a man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” … Continued

Yes I walk safely!

(Alexander Smellie, “The Hour of Silence” 1899)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “He will keep the feet of His saints!” 1 Samuel 2:9 It is a promise for the everyday walk of my life–the walk of . . .   … Continued

God desires my adoration

(Alexander Smellie, “The Hour of Silence” 1899)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations–I cannot bear your evil assemblies! Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts, … Continued

The child of God has his refuge

(James Alexander, “Consolation” 1852) “In this world, you will have trouble.” John 16:33 “You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble!” Psalm 59:16 The heart knows its own bitterness, and sometimes the sharpest arrow is rankling just where … Continued

The Lord is my Shepherd

(Charles Spurgeon) “The Lord is my shepherd—I have everything I need.” Psalm 23:1 “The Lord is my shepherd!” What condescension is this—that the Infinite Lord assumes the office and character of a Shepherd towards His people! It should be the … Continued

If I am a victim I am a victor too

(Alexander Smellie, “The Hour of Silence” 1899)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “I did not come to bring peace, but a sword!” Matthew 10:34 Not peace, but a sword! Lord Jesus, this is a hard saying! Teach me to believe … Continued