At Cana the water became wine. At the Last Supper the wine became blood. At Calvary the blood became redemption. At the tomb the redemption became re-creation. At the second coming the re-creation will become restoration.
The triumphal entry was in anticipation of what Jesus could do. Heal the sick, feed the hungry, raise the dead, kick Rome’s butt. Often our walk with Christ begins in anticipation of what Jesus can do: bless the finances, salvage the marriage, heal the son or daughter, kick the cancer’s butt. The problem is sometimes […]
Psalm 121 1. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2. My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. 3. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor […]
Jesus spent 3.5 years doing things for others. He healed, preached, taught, even fed people. The crowds were always great because the need was great. But at Gethsemane everything changed. Overnight Jesus went from doing things for others, to having things done to Him. Betrayed, kissed, arrested, passed around, beaten, humiliated, and finally killed. And […]
Galatians 5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Neighbor is an old English word that literally means “the boor who is neigh thee.” Basically “the boor who is near you.” Our modern definition of boor is: “an unrefined, ill-mannered person” Sometimes a neighbor can […]
John 13:8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” We have this fallen inclination, like Peter, to try and clean ourselves up before coming to Jesus to clean us. We think: “I better stop doing that, and start doing this.” Which […]
Jesus asked for me to wait with Him, but I fell asleep instead. All the life He would give for my sin, and all I could think about was going to bed. I’m sure the wind and sea stayed up, The fox and the owl kept lookout, But I was sleeping when He took the […]