Is Jesus a Genie?

Is Jesus a Genie?

“. . . ask Me whatever you wish and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7) Does this phrase from Jesus seem too good to be true? It does to me. I’ve heard it said: “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” For 99.9% of...
Before. During. After.

Before. During. After.

“Lord,” Peter asked, “why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Jesus replied, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly I tell you, a rooster will not crow until you have denied me three times. (John 13:37-38) It’s breathtaking if you think...
Feet. Gross.

Feet. Gross.

Why is it that we don’t want Jesus to do what He came to do? Remember the story in John 13? The one where Jesus washes the disciples’ feet? Do you recall what Peter said when it was his turn to have his nasty feet scrubbed? John recorded the conversation...
And Grace Will Lead Me Home

And Grace Will Lead Me Home

The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced this week the tremendous news that they are close to having a COVID-19 vaccine available. They are 90% confident of its effectiveness to cure and (perhaps even) prevent this dreaded virus. Think about that for just a moment....
Three Thoughts from the Lazarus Story

Three Thoughts from the Lazarus Story

Recently I have been meditating very slowly on the story of Jesus and Lazarus in John 11. Numerous thoughts and insights come to mind, but I want to highlight three for now. First, Jesus isn’t concerned about a day.  After Lazarus died, Martha and Jesus engage...