The Master Repurposer

With the popularity of Home Improvement shows and websites like Pinterest, Repurpose has become a popular term in our society. Repurpose – take something that is old, outdated, and unwanted and give it a make over and a new purpose. I was thinking this morning how God is the Master “Repurposer”. He can takes things that were designed to harm us, belittle us, break us and uses them to benefit,...

Let God Finish His Sentence

Mary and Martha were confused, distraught, grief-stricken. They could not understand why the One whom they loved, the One with whom they had entertained in their home, the One who had opened blind eyes, caused the lame to walk, and healed countless would not come when their brother was sick. As their brother became worse, they must have remembered how he healed Peter’s mother in law and thought “He will...

The Power of the Cross

Yesterday, the Holy Spirit showed me an empty interrogation room to represent Easter. His resurrection not only atoned for my sin, it removed all accusations, all guilt, all shame, all condemnation. He rose with all power and all authority. He made a spectacle of the enemy and sat down at the right hand of God with every evil, every principality under his feet. But then he conjoined Himself to us...

Don’t Cry

This had to be the worse day of her life. She walked slowly through the streets of Nain, leading the funeral procession. Her son was gone. No words could express her sorrow. No grand gesture could alleviate her pain. Her heartache was evident. Her tears real. Slowly, painfully, sorrowfully she walked. Each step ached. Each breath reminded her of his death. But Suddenly. Out of nowhere, He appeared. His eyes...

Resurrection

Two days Jesus waited. Now, this is the only time, when someone asked Jesus to come and heal a loved one, He waited. Even when Jarius, a religious leader, asked him to come heal his daughter, He immediately turned to accommodate. But when His home away from home family, His friends He loved, call for Him he waited two days. He waited until his friend died before He journeyed to...

Today!

Eighteen years is a long time. Children come of age in 18 years. Four presidential elections are held in 18 years. Wars are fought, nations can rise, empires can crumble all within a span of 18 years. But for this woman, 18 years had been filled with pain. This woman had 18 years of affliction, 18 years of wondering what great sin had produced this sickness, 18 years of being...

He Has Risen, Now What?

Last week, deemed Holy Week, we prepared for Good Friday where we commemorated the brutal death of our Savior. We remembered His ultimate sacrifice that brought us forgiveness, redemption, and justification. We marveled at such love that would endure the cross to ensure us a permanent place in heaven. On Sunday we celebrated the ultimate victory over death! We donned fancy clothes and declared He has risen and risen indeed....