You're joking, right? Says Zacharias with a hearty laugh. Now, you may think he is responding to a joke….but it's anything but a joke. Zacharias is one of the temple priests in Jerusalem. As one of 7,000 priests, he travels to Jerusalem a few times a year and takes his turn living in the temple, carrying out his priestly duties. One day, … Continue reading Z is for Zacharias
In the beginning….God spoke to mankind. He used the pronoun YOU in his first communication with his human creation. He made it personal. So sets the tone for how the relationship between God and us is suppose to be. Personal. Likewise, the New Testament ends with mankind's communication with God with the plea, Amen. Come Lord Jesus. Between … Continue reading Y is for YOU!
You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. ~Matthew 5:48 (Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount) Whoa. Whaaaat? We're eXpected to be perfect? With eXpectations like that, no wonder people take issue with Christianity. So what exactly does God expect from us? Since he is a holy, perfect God, imperfection cannot … Continue reading X is for eXpectations
We don't know the details of her past. Five husbands later (perhaps due to divorce, war, illness or accident) she now finds herself single...again. She thirsts for a loving, stable, unconditional love relationship, but it eludes her. Now, she's living with a man who is not her husband. She may or may not love him...but … Continue reading W is for Woman at the Well
Do you ever feel worthless? Do you believe you haven't achieved anything? Do you see failures in life and believe they reflect who you are? Do your mistakes ever overwhelm you to the point that you feel useless and unloved? When we've royally screwed up and feel unloved and undervalued by others, there is one who is … Continue reading V is for Valued