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Rod Marshall

Hold Tight

"Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises (footnote: dwell in the praises) of Israel.  In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them." (Psalms 22:33 ESV)When I collect my youngest daughter Sophia from school during Covid19 times she often rushes...

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Book of Life

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”(Romans 8:28 ESV) I hoped that being a Christian might save me from living in a marred world. Now I can say, in as far as I have the...

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Wash Your Hands

“…For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.” (Matthew 12:8 ESV)Recently I was asked to reflect upon what do we understand by The Sabbath Day today? From the seventh day of Creation story in Genesis, what are God’s intentions in instituting the day of rest for...

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A Contrite Heart

"I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite." (Isaiah 57:15b ESV) Recently I knew something was amiss between the The Prince of Peace and...

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Portuguese Man of War

"For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or Greeks, slaves or free--and all were made to drink of one Spirit." (1...

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"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by...

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The Fragrance

"For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life." (2 Corinthians 2:15-16 ESV)The other day I walked into a room in our new home...

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