Sabbath as a Bride

Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8). The Sabbath is compared with a bride, coming to the people of God in purity and sanctity. Many Shabbat rituals surround this thought. Sixteenth-century mystics created the Friday evening service called in Hebrew Kabbalat Shabbat, which means welcoming the…

I Quit Every Day!

Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). In 1996 my husband, daughter, and I traveled across the ocean to Myaki, Ukraine, a small fishing village just outside of…

To the Jew First, but Why?

Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16). To the Jew first… what does it mean? It’s more simple than you think….

Driven out of France

Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and…

Justice and the Holocaust

Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “All his ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is he” (Deuteronomy 32:4). Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winning author, the late Elie Wiesel wrestled with questions of God’s justice in his book, Night: Some talked of God, of his mysterious ways,…

The Temple Connection

Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit), who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;” (I Corinthian 6:19 TLV). I have traveled through Europe and seen grand cathedrals and synagogues, but there was…

The Blurred Lines of Gender Identity

EVER-INCREASING LIGHT Messianic Daily Devotionals “Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’?” (Isaiah 45:9 NIV). In the last generation, the lines between…

Einstein and the Luminous Nazarene

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” (James 5:16 NIV). Albert Einstein became passionate about the science of light, and he intuitively sensed there must be a spiritual quality locked within its nature. He…

Ever-Increasing Light

Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, that grows brighter and brighter until the full day: (Proverbs 4:18 NIV). Because I am fascinated with people, I read many blogs each day. The common thread among them is the darkness and uncertainty many feel about life….

Radiance and Beauty

Every-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame” Psalm 34:5 NIV. Most artists will tell you that light depicted in art is more important than the subject. The artist’s ability to transfer the reality of illumination onto the canvas is what makes artistic…