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 TODAY copyright 1975 Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary used by permission The Historical Aspect The 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 Him God's word speaks to us about being still: Be still and know … [Read more...]

The Faith of Abraham

As we continue our study of Hebrews 11, the Great Hall of Faith, we look at the Faith of Abraham. Abraham was living in Haran when God first called out to him. Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee. God looked down upon the … [Read more...]