From A Mystic’s Point of View

Category: Joy

  • Oil

    Thursday, December 14, 2023 Too Often, Dark is as Bright as Our Days Get, Until … Psalm 97:11 Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Matthew 25:1-2 Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them…

  • Dead Man Walking

    and Dead Woman Walking No More Saturday, December 9, 2023 Many or Few, Our Steps Will Not End With Death. Psalm 30:4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. John 5:25 Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when…

  • Adopted

    Undeservedly so. Tuesday, December 5, 2023 God Guides Us On Our Challenging Path to the Light of Christ, and Calls Us to Share It and Everything With Everyone. Psalm 65:4 Happy are those whom you choose and bring near to live in your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, your…

  • Fear

    Or Freedom Sunday, October 29, 2023 The Path Following Jesus is Narrow, and Leads Us to the Light of Life. Isaiah 57:11 Whom did you dread and fear so that you lied, and did not remember me or give me a thought? Have I not kept silent and closed my eyes, and so you do…

  • Delights?

    or Despair? Friday, October 27, 2023 A drab morning, snow falling, making wood collecting more difficult. Or delight in the cool that makes working outside a bit easier than with countless bugs looking for a meal from your skin? Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord…

  • Ephraim

    Fruit in the land of misfortunes Sunday, September 10, 2023 Ephraim By Francesco Hayez (1843) Genesis 41:52 The second he named Ephraim, ‘For God has made me fruitful in the land of my misfortunes.’ Romans 5:3-4 And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces…

  • Hurry!

    Hurry Hard!! Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Yell All You Want, Or not. God Sweeps Just Right, To Free Us From Our Sins. God Nails It! Isaiah 44:22 I have swept away your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you. Colossians 2:14 … erasing the record…

  • Works

    Wondrous Works Piled High and Wide Sunday, August 13, 2023 Is This Inside A Home Even Though It Is No House? Only As It Is Lit By Christ’s Love? Job 9:10 God does great things beyond understanding, and marvellous things without number. Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,…

  • Victory

    What Is Victory When All Die? Saturday, August 12, 2023 Is Victory Finding The Right Path? Or God Blessing Our Path? First Samuel 2:1 Hannah prayed and said, ‘My heart exults in the Lord; my strength is exalted in my God. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in my victory…’ Luke 10:20 Nevertheless,…

  • Hubris

    Catastrophic Thursday, August 10, 2023 How Small We Really Are, Minuscule in God’s Great Universe. Habakkuk 2:4 Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith. James 1:21 Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word…