The ground shook with supernatural tremor. I wonder did the distraught, discouraged disciples suspect something when they felt it? The angels appeared. The mighty Roman soldiers fell like dead men. The stone was rolled away. The grave was empty.Death had been defeated.The Way was Made!Victory was complete. JESUS IS RISEN! Can you imagine the utterContinue reading “HE IS RISEN!”

Good Friday. How could this be GOOD?

The picture is horrific. Our eyes want to turn away. We know. We’ve heard the story. We’ve been told, it’s not about bunnies but about a bloody cross. That day, that Good Friday, that day that looked anything but “good” – that day everything changed. Early in the morning on the day Jesus would beContinue reading “Good Friday. How could this be GOOD?”

The Day Before Jesus Would Die

The day before Jesus would die. The precious Messiah bends down to wash His disciple’s feet then takes the bread and the cup of Passover with the men in the upper room… knowing, full well, He would soon be their perfect Lamb. The Lamb. The Perfect Lamb… soon it would be His blood spilling outContinue reading “The Day Before Jesus Would Die”

Waiting Wednesday this Holy Week

Silent Wednesday. It’s what some scholars call this day of Holy Week. Jesus had spent Tuesday preaching and warning, being aggressively challenged by the religious leaders and watching his friend Judas slip away to make a deal to betray him. But then there is Wednesday. Silent Wednesday. Waiting Wednesday. Jesus knew what was coming. MaryContinue reading “Waiting Wednesday this Holy Week”

My busy, distracted heart longs to see Jesus

It’s Holy Week. Palm Sunday’s church songs are growing faint in our ears. We find ourselves busy and distracted. But my busy, distracted heart longs to see Jesus. We long to behold the glory of the One who died for us. When I slow down and turn my eyes to Him, I stand in aweContinue reading “My busy, distracted heart longs to see Jesus”

Palm Sunday. But how could they so quickly change?

With smiles on their faces and exuberant expectation, the crowds waved the palm branches shouting, “Hosanna” which literally means, “Save Please!” and then, just a while later, that same crowd would scream, “Crucify Him!” And we question, “How could they so quickly change?” How could they question the famous one, the Miracle Maker, who hadContinue reading “Palm Sunday. But how could they so quickly change?”

A Time of Personal Reflection and Confession as we approach Easter

Coming Before The Holy God For those who want more of Him… a personal time of reflection and confession Coming Before The Holy God (Scripture from NKJV and NIV)  We want to hear from God.   We know we need Him.   We know our own strength will only carry us so far.    But we sometimes needContinue reading “A Time of Personal Reflection and Confession as we approach Easter”