“Life is a struggle” – have you found it so?  Job did.  The story of Job is his struggle with terrible suffering.  Job has God on trial asking Him, “tell me God, what is going on, nothing that I have done, deserves this kind of suffering.”   Friends of Job came to sympathize with him. They […]


  I want to share with you my favorite Christmas story. This is a repeat from my book, “Max Speaking – Devotionals From My Heart.” You will find it on page 31 in the book. I hope that you will enjoy the story of Christmas again, as I enjoy telling it.    A little girl […]


The whole Christmas story is summed up in the one word, “IMMANUEL” meaning “God with us.”   Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”  This prophecy of the Immanuel to come was made about […]


We are so use to talking about ‘God with us’ that we ignore the truth that ‘God is in us’ as Christians.  As we come into December we are reminded of Christmas. Christmas in turn is a wonderful reminder that God is with us in Jesus Christ. Jesus is “Immanuel”, God with us.   But, there is more […]

Split Gown

My father is Max E Smith. Those of you that read his devotions have learned that he is very punctual with his postings and I’m sure you have enjoyed each and every one of his devotional thoughts. However, at this time he is in the hospital. This past Thanksgiving weekend he became sick with chest pain. That […]