Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe in Me also. John 14:1 Why God, why? When God, when? How God, how? Where God, where? Ever cry out to God with questions like that? I certainly have. One night during a time of chronic pain that lasted years, I had this dream: I was sitting down face to face with Jesus. I was asking him all my questions about healing. He patiently answered every single one and it took a very long time. I knew I would never be able to remember all of this and I really wanted to because it … Continue reading Jesus is the Answer
For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son. Colossians 1: 13 When we begin our new life with God through Christ Jesus, we are not only relationally changed, we are positionally changed. Our old address is the domain of darkness and our new address is the kingdom of His beloved Son. Things operate differently in this kingdom than they do at our old address. In this kingdom we are told that the way to life is to die to ourselves, that giving is better than receiving, that miracles are the … Continue reading A New Address
And you shall again obey the Lord, and observe all His commandments which I command you today. Then the Lord your God will prosper you abundantly in all the work of your hand. Deuteronomy 30:8 Some time ago, puppies were born, nine of them. Puppy number six was different from the beginning. He was tiny, about 1/3 the size of the others and clearly underdeveloped. Dogs can conceive puppies several days apart and this is what apparently had happened. His litter mates were ready to be born, but he was not. Ready or not, he arrived. I looked him over … Continue reading Foregone Conclusion
And behold, there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit: and she was bent double. And when Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your sickness”. And He laid His hands on her; and immediately she was made erect again, and began glorifying God. Luke 13: 11-13 I find this fascinating. I’ve heard and read all kinds of teachings on this passage but what stands out to me is just this. Jesus took one look at this woman, immediately noticed not only what … Continue reading What’s Wrong With This Picture?
They arrived on the other side of the sea in the country of the Gerasenes. As Jesus got out of the boat, a madman from the cemetery came up to him. He lived there among the tombs and graves. No one could restrain him—he couldn’t be chained, couldn’t be tied down. He had been tied up many times with chains and ropes, but he broke the chains, snapped the ropes. No one was strong enough to tame him. Night and day, he roamed through the graves and the hills, screaming out and slashing himself with sharp stones. Mark 5: 1 … Continue reading Just For The One
As he (Jesus) stepped out onto land, a madman from town met him; he was a victim of demons. He hadn’t worn clothes for a long time, nor lived at home; he lived in the cemetery. Luke 8:27 He was somebody before the demons victimized him. We aren’t told his name or what his life was like. But I would like to humanize him if possible. I suspect he was a man of significance; a significance he didn’t even recognize. Oh, his reputation might not have been for financial reasons, though it could have been. Maybe his significance was influence; … Continue reading Does He Even Have A Name?