In Search of a Better Country


  • Half the Kingdom or a Dinner Date

    Half the Kingdom or a Dinner Date

    And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” Esther 5:3–4

  • He Makes Ministers a Flaming Fire

    He Makes Ministers a Flaming Fire

    He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;He makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind;He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire. Psalm 104:3,4

  • His Spirit Was Provoked

    His Spirit Was Provoked

    Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. Acts 17:16,17

  • A Diamond in the Rough

    A Diamond in the Rough

    to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,the oil of gladness instead of mourning,the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;that they may be called oaks of righteousness,the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified. Isaiah 61:3

  • They Were Fishermen

    They Were Fishermen

    Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. Mark 1:16–18

  • Green Pastures and Still Waters

    Green Pastures and Still Waters