Would God that I had died for thee!

David, king of Israel, uttered that heart-breaking cry upon learning that his third son had been killed.  O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would God that I had died for thee! It occurred to me that many decades after, another parent in the same land might have uttered a similar lament.  As... Continue Reading →


Out of the depth

He covered his eyes with his hand.  Light, he thought with bewilderment, how can there be light in this place?  It had been long since he last saw any light, for he had long dwelt in the land of shadows. He opened his eyes again as he heard footsteps.  To his even greater bewilderment, he... Continue Reading →

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