Ebed-Melech

“But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.”  –Matthew 6:3-4 Ebed-Melech. Ever heard of him? He is mentioned only in Jeremiah chapters 38…

Security in Free Falling

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding.” –Proverbs 3:5-6 For some reason the other day, I decided to look at the cover page inside my Bible…I knew my parents had written the date alongside a note. The message they wrote was simple: Trust in the Lord with all your heart,…

Like the Sun

“You are the light of the world. A city on that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” –Matthew 5:14 I was at school when the recent solar eclipse was happening. My professor let all of us students get to class late so that we could watch it. My friends and I pulled out…

Fear of God VS Fear of Man

I walked into the room used for youth theatre practices. As usual, it was full of kids wandering about, waiting for class to begin. I immediately noticed something out of the ordinary, however… One girl, a little older than I, was on the ground, leaning against a wall, crying. What? No one else was paying…

Don’t Settle for Happiness

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy.” Psalms 16:11 Joy and happiness. These two words may seem similar, but they have very different meanings. Happiness depends on what happens. In the dictionary it is described as “a state of being happy.” Happiness is when your job is…