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By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
August 5, 2022
There are many nights that I suffer from restless leg syndrome. I have had this syndrome for several decades. It often plagues me with pain and involuntary movement of my limbs for several hours until the medication I take for it controls it. There are nights when, during those few hours when the leg movement and pain are seemingly out of control, I am in what seems like pure agony. There is no peace at all in ...
By Gail Schmidt, Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
July 10, 2022
My curiosity was raised when I heard verses from the Bible that started with the word "behold." That is not a word that is used very often in everyday language anymore. In fact, it is considered archaic. It has been used in older versions of the Bible about 1500 times, depending on the version or translation being used.
I know I grew up using the King James Bible and was used to hearing the word “Behold”. I know that, for me, the verse in John 1:29 is one of the most iconic verses that uses the word "behold." It states, “The next day, he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John is speaking of Jesus, bearing witness to who Jesus is. In verse 34, John states, "And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of ...
By Gail Schmidt- Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
June 16, 2022
This roller coaster of life I am on right now has brought me to my knees before the Lord my God. He has shown me so many things that I had never considered, and He has asked me to meditate on them. Today He is showing me His steadfast love and how it holds me up in this life’s storms that swirl around me.
Isaiah 45:2a states, “I will go before you and make the crooked places straight.” My life seems to be a series of roads that I have never traveled before. They zigzag before me and change even as I try to navigate them. This promise of God calls me to look up to Him. He calls me to follow the Spirit’s guidance in my ...
By Gail Schmidt - Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
May 22, 2022
Allegiance to Jesus alone is what I want to be known for here on earth. To be a follower of the King who created all and rules over all is how I want to be described. Colossians 1:16 tells me, “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.”
With one word spoken by God, all came into being. When the Day of the Lord comes, all will be destroyed, and He will take His followers home. (Mark 13:26-27 states: “At that time, people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory." And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the ...
By Gail Schmidt - Volunteer for Setting Captives Free
April 22, 2022
God’s love poured out for us so long ago is the foundation for our lives. John 3:16 tells us that God so loved the world, that He sent our Savior to die. In His death, He provided salvation for us. We are forgiven and given eternal life.
God’s love poured into Jesus because He loved His Son. Jesus’s love was poured out over us because He loved His Father and us. Saving grace we have been given through love which never ends. (John ...