It’s Good Friday. At least on this side of The Cross we call it good. But for those who witnessed Jesus die, the atrocity of crucifixion, and the absurdity of an innocent man’s death proved unbearable. Many disciples disappeared. Yet a few could not keep themselves away. One of them was His mother. She did what… Read More Can You Leave Your Hopeless Situation at the Cross?
I really want to end this week on an upbeat note. My former posts this week have been deep, hard places. But I want you to know that grief no longer digs its claws in me or takes my breath away. The ache is still there, especially when the seasons change, but I’m okay. I’m… Read More We Need to Know We aren’t Alone in our Pain
You (Mary) will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God. The Lord God will give him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of… Read More The Cost
On the day of Jesus’ death there were no angels in sight. There were no signs given by heavenly beings matching Gabriel’s words to Mary; there was only the nauseating, faith-snatching scene of the Son of God nailed upon a cross. It was a day like no other, and Mary of Nazareth probably thought that it… Read More More than a Temporary "Fix"
Who has believed our message, and to whom has the word of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him, nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him. He was despised… Read More Love