205. Overpowered and overwhelmed

[Passover 2021] A few hours in an ancient garden changed the world forever.  Men in action, words spoken, and an unrelenting chain of events that will change the course of history and the calculation of time.  Let us time travel back to the hours in the garden of Gethsemane.  In my desire to learn something new every…

180. If my people…

  It is the end of March 2020.  If there were ever a time that I felt I am living history, it is in this time of global lockdown to contain a virus.  The world has become silent.  Most people are withdrawn into their own homes or are confined to their dwelling place, some quite…

171. Who then, Oh Jerusalem?

So many of the prophecies of the Old Testament were written as poetry.  Every so often one detects some of it in the English translations, even though the words are so unlike ancient Hebrew.  The laments over Israel’s backsliding and hardened hearts, move the reader to tears and expose the heart of God for his…

132. Words of glory and truth.

[John17] In the very beginning of the study of John we have marveled at the miracle of a word becoming flesh. If I may repeat myself: St Augustine said in everything he ever knew about the world, everything he read and regarded as worth studying, he had never heard of a word becoming a man. [Pebbles…

131. The prayer of prayers.

[John 17] We have come to the end of the long summaries of Jesus’ conversations with His disciples. In this chapter He prays for them. It is remarkable that John records this prayer in so much detail. It is clear that Jesus’ words made a huge impression on him and it was part of the…

128. Let go of the stuff!

[John 15] Deeper into truth, closer to God, further into love, more of true life is the path of Kingdom kids. So much more of the unimaginable mystery in Christ to live and love His way, is heaven on earth. This is the joy unspeakable and a glorious, superior life of being grafted into the…

125. Legacy of love.

[John 14] It is almost impossible to express the beauty, power and love of the words of Jesus in Chapters 14-17 of John. There is not enough time in the life of any man to fully grasp and live the legacy Jesus left us in these passages. We know that this Gospel was not written…

107. Full and fed – what now?

What would happen if all our prayers were answered in one go, suddenly, just like that? We would be overwhelmed with gratitude with the One who made it possible and spontaneously worship Him. There is no doubt in my mind that this is a natural response to greatness and miraculous deeds, just like the crowds…

100. Free to pray.

Do you zone out as soon as somebody talks about worship? It is just too much. Does God really need hero worship, to hear everyday of my life how great He is? If He is God, why do I have to tell Him and please Him by saying certain words? Let us consider this woman…

83. A word gets a body.

[John 1] We are so familiar with the beautiful words of Scripture – a familiarity that needs to be revived from time to time to infuse new life and understanding into old concepts. We know the phrase: the Word became flesh, so well, that we do not give it another thought. Maybe we could use…