Author: Gene

Christmas is a Promise Kept

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. ~Isaiah 9:6 Perhaps there is a more profound Christmas bible verse, but I cannot think of it. Seven centuries before the event, the wonderfully quotable prophet, visited by the Holy Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, saw a remarkable scene playing out in Bethlehem, the city of King David’s birth. I need not describe that scene, nor do I know...

Read More

God for Dummies – Can you believe if you don’t understand? | Morning Manna

[Copied and edited from my Morning Manna daily email devotional, 2000 – 2005] GOD FOR DUMMIES – Can you believe if you don’t understand? Friday, November 3, 2000  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isa. 55:9 (KJV) I don’t understand everything I know about God. I know that He is Trinity: three Persons, one God. I know that. I do not understand it. I know that He is sovereign and that He cannot be tempted with sin, neither will He tempt others with...

Read More

Out on a Limb – A Devotional | Morning Manna

OUT ON A LIMB WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2000 Jesus was going through the city of Jericho. A man was there named Zacchaeus, who was a very important tax collector, and he was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but he was not able because he was too short to see above the crowd. He ran ahead to a place where Jesus would come, and he climbed a sycamore tree so he could see him. When Jesus came to that place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down! I must stay at your...

Read More

Five-Legged Dogs – A Devotional | Morning Manna

The following was originally written as part of a daily email devotional, which I wrote from 2000 – 2005. FIVE-LEGGED DOGS Friday, October 31, 2003 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31,32 [NKJV] According to C.R. Anthony, Abraham Lincoln had a favorite riddle he would put to his colleagues. It went like this: “If a man were to call the tail of a dog a leg, how many legs would the...

Read More


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2004 BLESSED REJECTION “Blessed are you when they revile you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you.” Matt. 5:11,12(NKJV) Rejection. Nobody likes the way it feels. Unfair treatment. How that makes us seethe! False accusations. Is anything more frustrating or infuriating than being falsely accused? Yet these were the things that Jesus endured. And those things lay ahead for His Apostles. They would be maligned. Their words...

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest