Songs at Midnight

Jane Douglass White

READ : Acts 16:16-34 Things looked desperate for Paul and Silas. They were beaten and thrown into prison. Did they moan and groan and feel sorry for themselves? No! We are told that they “prayed and sang hymns to God” (v. 25). As a result, the jailer and his entire family believed in the Lord Jesus. We are not told how the other prisoners were affected, but we know that having the chance, none escaped, for Paul told the jailer, …

Like a Rock

Jane Douglass White

READ : Matthew 7:24-29 Most of us have heard the slogan “Like a Rock” on TV ads promoting truck sales. When I think of rocks, I think of strength and durability. Jesus uses this comparison when he describes the man who built his house on solid rock, while another built on sand. Jesus had just finished teaching. The people marveled, for “He taught like someone with authority.” I hope you will take the time soon to read Jesus’ wise words …

Head for the Landmark

Jane Douglass White

READ : Proverbs 4:20-27 On a visit to Nadine and Al’s beautiful Nebraska farm home, I looked at the long rows of towering corn stalks in one of their fields and asked, “How can you align those rows so perfectly?” Al answered, “I fix my eyes on a landmark (a fence post or a tree) and head the tractor straight for that landmark.” That is the advice for life given by the writer of Proverbs: “Let your eyes look straight …