What Was He Thinking? (Part 4)

"...Just as He said." I've been meditating on those words the angel spoke to Mary and Mary Magdalene when they went to the tomb on Sunday morning. If I were to put myself in the shoes of anyone in the Resurrection story, it would be these two women. They walked with Him, they believed in Him, and I could feel the progression of their trust in Him grow in the three years of His public ministry. And … [Read more...]

What Was He Thinking? (Part 3)

Dread. I learned not too long ago that dread is actually fear. I never really looked at it that way, but was made aware of the fact we dread something because we fear the anticipated negative outcome we'll undoubtedly have to face. Jesus knew exactly what He was facing as the hours before His betrayal and crucifixion ticked into minutes, yet He did not dread. He didn't fear them at all; He stayed … [Read more...]

What Was He Thinking (Part 2)

  Last night we had a sweet young engaged couple over for dinner. We'll be participating in their wedding later this month and we wanted to get to know them on a deeper, more spiritual level. As I've done every morning this week I've focused on the Cross and have asked God to reveal things to me during my quiet time with God. I asked for new perspectives and personalizations from that … [Read more...]