He heard my cry. A people had been subjected to decades of oppression. Their entire identity seemed to be defined by slavery of the harshest kind. It was as though no one was listening to them. But He was listening and He had not forgotten them. He saw their suffering and felt their pain and […]Read More Year Seven – Release
There’s a phrase that endeavours to describe a series of troubling events. The phrase suggests that when things get bad it’s as if all hell broke loose. Interesting phrase. It’s an especially interesting phrase when those circumstances are viewed with the benefit of hindsight. Surely no one wishes for anyone to go through the pain of […]Read More Year Six – Sometimes When All Hell Breaks Loose …
“Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” (Luke 17:17-18) He was passing by. They called out to Him for help. He sent them to some other people. They left and got what they were looking for on the way. He helped […]Read More Have You Returned?
This man came and talked about a place. He was in a place, but talking about a different place. Yet this different place would actually impact the place they were in. Yet even though this different place would impact the current place, it would also be a place in and of itself. It is a […]Read More Getting A Taste Of The Place
When he had said this, he called out, “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.” (Luke 8:8) In reporting what he had researched on the life of Jesus, Luke got in the rhythm of portraying a man who was demonstrating as He was teaching and the demonstration reinforced what was taught. Luke is writing so […]Read More Teach It Do It
It is one of the things that makes the people unique. Where other cultures don’t have such a concept, the children of God are identified as belonging to Him because they celebrate a day of rest at the end of six days of labour. That seventh day is sacred to them. In it they ensure […]Read More Enjoy The Rest When The Work’s Complete
This is an interesting Psalm. Are you comfortable in the light of Jesus advising us to love our enemies and bless those who persecute us, reading a Psalm where the writer is a victim waiting to get well so he can see the comeuppance of those who mocked him while he was sick? While considering […]Read More Psalm 41 – When You’re Sick And Tired