Deeply moved at the sight of his brother, Joseph hurried out and looked for a place to weep. He went into his private room and wept there. (verse 30) Read Genesis 43:16-34 When I was growing up there used to a saying that ‘real men don’t eat quiche’! I always struggled with that, because I… Read more
Riverview Lutheran Rest Home in Loxton, in South Australia’s Riverland, was recently recognised as a finalist in the ACSA (Aged & Community Services Australia) Aged Care Awards for its intergenerational community engagement program.
For Helen Middelmann, her recent retirement from hospital chaplaincy means the end of another season. Though tinged with sadness, the change is part of a life richly blessed for the Canberra retiree with a range of seasons, each one bringing a budding blossom of promise.
‘They’ll know we are Christians by our love’ was the message behind the launch of the God’s love – our care document at the LCA/NZ’s recent General Convention of Synod. This document is the re-working of the One Loving God – two hands saving and caring paper.
Now the famine was still severe in the land. So, when they had eaten all the grain they had brought from Egypt, their father said to them, “Go back and buy us a little more food!” … “may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man.” (verses 2, 14) Read Genesis 43: 1-15 Joseph’s brothers… Read more
Joseph recognized his brothers, they did not recognize him. Then he remembered his dreams about them. (verses 8, 9) Read Genesis 42:1-23 Joseph, to this point, had experienced a hard life. His brothers sold him into slavery. He was falsely accused, convicted and jailed for allegedly sleeping with his Egyptian master’s wife. But now he… Read more
Everyone must die once, and after that be judged by God. In the same manner Christ also was offered in sacrifice once to take away the sins of many. He will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are waiting for him. (verses 27,28) Read Hebrews 9:15-28 Jesus… Read more
The LORD sets prisoners free and gives sight to the blind. He lifts those who have fallen; he loves his righteous people. He protects the strangers who live in our land; he helps widows and orphans, but takes the wicked to their ruin. (verses 7b-9) Read Psalm 146 God is such a great total package, someone… Read more
So, when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe – the ornate robe he was wearing – and they took him and threw him into the cistern. The cistern was empty; there was no water in it. (verses 23,24) Read Genesis 37:23-36 Joseph was bestowed a beautiful robe of many colours… Read more