I love to read novels. Political thrillers are my favorite. In these stories it is common for special trained agents to risk life and limb for the service of their country. These heros are constantly placed in life threatening situations to accomplish perilous assignments. As I read through their trouble, I’m tempted to peek ahead in the book to find out what happens. Sometimes I do. Continue reading “How To Get Through Trouble…”
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For most of my lifetime I considered my country a great nation. The greatest really. It’s achievements are unprecedented.
In politics, our Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights are a cornerstone to modern-day democracy.
In science we have landed men on the moon and returned them safely. In medicine we have developed vaccines for polio, yellow fever and Hepatitis B. Continue reading “How America Becomes Great Again…”
Who needs a miracle?
Yesterday that question was posed at my church and 70% of the congregation raised their hand. My wife and I were part of that number. So, who doesn’t require a miracle? I mean if when asked, 70% of approximately 300 answers in the affirmative, that tells me that you, the reader, have a 7 in 10 chance of wanting, if not needing a miracle. Continue reading “How To Find My Miracle…”
Lazarus is dead!
What will I do without him? He was so important to me. Now he lays in a tomb behind a stone. Continue reading “Raising God’s Glory…”
What am I doing here? On the best day of my life I’m standing in the Temple being interrogated by these Jewish leaders. What do they have against my miracle? They ask the same questions over and over!
“Give credit to God. We know this man is an impostor.” (John 9:24) Continue reading “Mud in My Eyes…”
Jesus is in a flux. The talk of Him replacing Herod did not sit well. We have been separated from the people and their talk of conspiracy.
It is late, but Jesus is insistent. “Go to the other side, now!” Continue reading “A Storm Between Two Miracles…”
We are back in Galilee after an eventful tour of Jerusalem and Judaea. We have just crossed the Tiberias with thousands of people following.
Jesus has done many miracles along the way. The sick are healed, the blind see and the lame walk. It’s an everyday occurrence. Lepers leave their seclusion to seek out His healing power. He refuses no one. Continue reading “Two Small Fish…”
It’s a beautiful day in Jerusalem. We came down for the festival. People are celebrating in the streets, in the Inns and outside the Temple. But I am with Jesus.
At Bethesda, Jesus has forgone the celebrating and walks among the sick. It’s a horrific sight. The beggars and the lame, the blind and the gaunt, are all here by the pool, looking for healing. Continue reading “Do You Want To Get Well?”
It’s been a whirlwind since the last time we were here. Following Jesus is quite eventful. Since the wedding feast, we have been to Passover in Jerusalem, through Samaria, and in Jesus’ home town of Capernaum. We baptized many near Salim, and now we are back to Cana. Continue reading “A “Come To Jesus” Moment…”
We have been with Jesus for three days now. It has been the best three days of my life. Although a short time, I feel like He loves me more than anyone in the world. His presence brings me so much joy and peace.
So much that I have made the decision to leave everything behind and follow Him. I plan to go wherever He takes me. The love I feel in His presence is as if He Himself is love. Continue reading “The Best Is Yet To Come…”