It was a vague, seemingly enigmatic statement. After all, how could it be that anyone would betray Jesus, especially if they had spent so much time with Him? But Jesus was troubled in His spirit and he made the statement, regardless of the confusion it may cause. “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.” The disciples looked around the room and tried to guess. They tried to pick out the culprit, but it just didn’t make […]
There are distinct moments in life when you know God has been working behind the scenes but all you see is the curtain. Parts of the scene are revealed as we wait in anticipation, but never the big picture. Not right away at least. All we can do is stay in the theater of God’s masterpiece until he unveils our role in the play. Over the last year God has been working behind the scenes to transition my wife and […]
I love watching the old Back to the Future movies. It’s the brilliant concept that we can travel back in time to change our future is something all of us would like to do. Each and every one of us has a lingering mistake that we can point to and declare, “My life would be so different if I hadn’t done THAT!” Despite those mistakes, Jesus desires that we grow in our walk with him. To be sanctified. Is it possible […]
I had to laugh this morning as I read John 21. Jesus calls out from the shoreline to the disciples who were struggling with their morning catch. Peter recognizes that it is Jesus and pulls his best Forest Gump impersonation. He jumps right off the boat and leaves the rest of the disciples to gather in the fish and row to shore. What would make him chase after Jesus so passionately that he would leave everything behind so quickly?
If you were to ask someone to describe you as a lion or a lamb, most men would choose lion. There is something especially masculine and powerful about the lion. I love the soul of the lion – the reputation – that he can be declared