The Weight of Sadness

Ever-Increasing Light Sabbath, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:9 NKJV). Jewish people around the world are preparing for Passover. And the wonderful story of the exodus from…

Strange Hankering

Ever-Increasing Light Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion Sabbaths, Feasts, and More “That He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless” (Ephesians 5:2). Recently I bought a new cloth for my dining table. The size I…

‘You Intended to Harm Me…’

Ever-Increasing Light Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion Sabbaths, Feasts, and More “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people” (Genesis 50:20 NLT). Impatience is to resist –mentally, emotionally, or even physically, a person or life event…

Five Ways to Bless the Jewish People

Ever-Increasing Light Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion Sabbath, Feasts, and More… “I will bless those who will bless my people, and I will curse those who curse them” (Genesis 12:3). Blessing the Jewish people is very scriptural. I learned growing up from my mother to bless them because they were and are God’s chosen ones. …

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…

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…