What I Heard Today


A friend of mine told me this saying by a Rabbi: “It is important to put the Word of God ON your heart every day, so when your heart breaks the Word will fall in.”

Having our heart broken seems almost inevitable. We never know when our life will fall into one of “those” categories we throw around: food stamps, cancer, unemployment, bereaved, depressed or just plain sad.

But some days our hearts don’t get quite broken, just slightly cracked. I think the Word can fall into them in that condition as well.

Put this on your heart: Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance, with divine retribution he will come to save you. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. Isaiah 53:3-7 (NIV)”


Vice President for Community Formation at Asbury Theological Seminary and has been a church leader in the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination since 1979. She has wide pastoral experience in partnership with her husband Steve. Together, they have lead three churches over 31 years, provided missionary member-care and pastoral retreats in Chile, Argentina and Venezuela since l985, and formation teaching during Field Conferences in Eastern Europe and Indonesia.