Category Devotional reflections

The Gospel: It is Bigger Than We Think


October 2017 will mark the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Reformation, so you are likely to hear something about that over the coming year. Now you may wonder what difference a dusty, old historical event makes in your busy, fast-paced life here in the Lower Mainland of BC. Turns out, quite a lot. […]

Love Will Save the World


 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (1 John 3:16) We cannot overstate the importance of love. Love will save the world, overcome all hurts and heal all wounds, but love needs to be […]

The Precious Light


He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? (Mark 4:21) We have an abundance of artificial light in the world today. We simply flip a switch and a room can become lit up like it is daylight […]

Jesus’ Loving Absence


Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was two more days. (John 11:5-6) This is one of those verses in the Bible which make me wonder, “What in the world was Jesus thinking?” He loved Lazarus, Martha and Mary, and because […]

Running Backwards


After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.  For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom […]

Jesus, Words, Faith & Life


Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even though they die, and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26) Jesus is the Master of the metaphor. When he describes himself using a metaphor, he not […]

He Is Saving the Best for Last


“Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.” (John 2:10) Sometimes my heart breaks over the difference between what is and what should be. For example, when I hear stories in the news of […]