A Warm Thought on a Chilly Night

 It is a winter wonderland out there in Ottawa! People often stop using the phrase "winter wonderland" after Christmastime. In the busyness of life after this holy time of year, it can be easy to loose focus on the precious gift of Jesus - our eternal Saviour. In Philippians 4:8, we … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!

"O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places." • (Psalm 43:3) • Jesus came as the light of the world to save us from its darkness. He gave us truth to escape the separation from His love that lies and sin cause. May we seek … [Read more...]

Our Prayers Are Yours #OttawaTornado

Our prayers are with you and our beloved city of Ottawa in the wake of Friday's tornado.May God’s love, faithfulness and peace shine in and through your heart, mind, soul and spirit in the aftermath of this storm.Blessings, Bethesda Renewal … [Read more...]

Celebrating Canada

We hope you stayed cool as you celebrated our beloved nation of Canada this week!May God establish His dominion from "sea to sea" (Psalm 72:8) as we - His church - continue to rest in His peace, live by His grace and share His love to our neighbours, friends and family who need His … [Read more...]

Bethesda’s 39th Birthday!

Psalm 33:4: For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. We are thankful for the Lord's continued, steadfast ministry in Spirit, in Truth, in Quietness and in Trust at Bethesda over the past 39 years and look forward to seeing what His plans are for the … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas & A Blessed 2018

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” - John 3:16 This magnificent evergreen tree at Bethesda represents God’s everlasting love for us all - thriving and everpresent through the harsh and … [Read more...]

“Hands Up” – Meditation

  In wartime, one of the most effective forms of surrender is forcing the enemy to raise empty hands above their heads. Why? Our hands hold our personal influence.  We shape instruments of war (such as swords, guns, cannons) and instruments of progress (such as machines, farming … [Read more...]

Reflections From Calvary – Josiah Milnes

Last week, as I was walking Bethesda's trails, I ended up at what some people call  "Bethesda's Calvary”. As I stood there, the wind brushed through the small cedar trees of the meadow, making that comforting noise which always calms me down. The peace of the moment made me think of the story of … [Read more...]

The Pool of Bethesda

The Pool of Bethesda ~ written by M. Basilea Schlink excerpt from THE HOLY LAND TODAYcopyright 1975 Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary www.kanaan-canada.orgused by permissionThe Historical AspectThe Pool of Bethesda is mentioned only in the Gospel of John, chapter five.  Later … [Read more...]

Be Still?

What does it mean to be still?... ceasing our wordy prayers and listening to His still, small voice... ceasing our strivings and leaning on Him with child-like trust... ceasing our doing for Him and simply being with HimGod's word speaks to us about being still:Be still and know … [Read more...]