Highways To Zion - Judy Nichols
Highways to Zion is a weekly devotional message written by Judy Nichols and aired on WVMC FM.
two-edged sword. God uses one of the edges on us. It pierces to the division of soul and spirit and judges the thoughts and intentions of our hearts. Just the other night I was reading one of the Psalms where the writer declares things he does not do because of his reverence for God.
I just finished watching my two-year-old grandson for a few days while his parents took a little vacation prior to the arrival of his little sibling. I love my grand-children to the moon and back. I am the typical doting grandmother.
Whenever you take your child to the doctorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office and fill out paperwork, thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always a place where you have to say who is the responsible party Ã¢â‚¬â€œ who will pay the bill if your insurance doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t cover it.
When David sinned by committing adultery with Bathsheba and then conspired to have her husband killed in battle to cover it up, God sent the prophet Nathan to confront him. God wanted David to know for sure that, even if no one else knew about his sin, He knew it. And while the judgment was harsh Ã¢â‚¬â€œ BathshebaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s child died and the division of the kingdom was foretold Ã¢â‚¬â€œ it still was utterly merciful of God to give David a chance to repent. He could justly have struck him dead on the spot.
As I consider writing about the resurrection of Jesus, I grope for words. Reading the gospel accounts, they seem bare, factual, almost anti-climactic. The emotion just isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t there. They leave me feeling like the disciples must have felt Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get it. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s real; I know itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s happened; IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m surprised and happy, but I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what it means.