April 17—Grief The word for today is grief. “You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry” (Ps. 10:17). “In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may b...

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February 15—A Pearl for Today “Hate evil, you who love the Lord” (Ps. 97:10 NASB). HATRED OF EVIL One evening many years ago, I was reading about the life of King David with our two youngest children, Julea and Andy. Andy liked to read about King David and was very interested in his life. When we had finished reading that night, Andy asked about the next story in the book on David. I read th...

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