Category Devotional reflections

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 […]

Shameless, Audacious Prayer

Shameless, Audacious Prayer – May 25, 2016 [Jesus said,] I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacity he will surely get up and give you as much as you need. (Luke 11:8) When Jesus’ disciples asked him to teach them […]

Stepping Out

When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time. (Luke 4:13) In Luke 4:1-13, we read that Jesus was tempted for forty days by the devil. Can you imagine what that was like for Jesus? Because he is fasting, he is tired and weak, and then he has this lying, cheating, […]