A Long Dark Cave

A few years ago I led a trip to Israel. On one of our free days I took a group to Hezekiah’s Tunnel. From entry to exit the tunnel is about 300 yards long, with a few bends along the way. It was (and is) primarily a way for water to flow from one part of Jerusalem to another. Water came up to my thighs at one point.  The tunnel is just wide enough for people to walk through in a single file line and, although sections of the tunnel have high… Read More

A Light in the Darkness

Despite varying worldviews and religious beliefs, most people believe that our world, as we know it, is fast approaching a seismic shift, if not an end. Speculations of the cause of such an occurance include international wars, global warming, natural disasters, and spiritual events.  When the Son of God, Jesus, came to earth as a baby, time shifted into a new dimension – we entered the last days. After Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, He promised that He would come again.  We are living in the last days – the end times…. Read More

Delivered from Distress!

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. (Psalm 107:6 ESV) In repeating this exact statement four times within this one Psalm, it is clear that the Holy Spirit (who inspired all Scripture) intended this statement to be the cornerstone of Psalm 107. In fact, in order to begin to understand the power of that Scripture in your own life, perhaps you should go back and read it out loud at least four times. My immediate response is: “Thank You, Lord! You heard my… Read More

My Experience In Hezekiah’s Tunnel

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭60‬:‭1‬ ESV) There we were – laughing with excitement as we walked the ramparts of Jerusalem and into the City of David located immediately outside the walls. My wife and I were leading a 10 day tour of the Holy Land of Israel. This happened to be our “free day,” when several of us were walking together toward our goal: Hezekiah’s Tunnel. One of Israel’s Old Testament kings, Hezekiah had the insight and ingenuity… Read More

Whispers From Hell

This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. (I John 1:5 NKJV) The once-fisherman was now the longest living of Jesus’ original twelve disciples. John’s wisdom was widely known, his influence far reaching, his zeal still fiery. With the heart of a spiritual father, the apostle writes to express the truth about Jesus and His gospel. He sums up the Savior’s message by saying: “God is light and in Him is no darkness at… Read More