God created time but lives beyond time. God enters and occupies time as God sees fit but is not bound by time like you and I. Which means time is a gift- a delivery system to deliver the gift of God’s own self!
Go for a walk soon. Tell Jesus all your sorrow and your fears on the walk. And then just listen, open your ears, eyes and heart to him anew.
Rather than read along as we normally do, go sentence by sentence and write down the facets of God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit on display.
God didn’t need the murder of his son to appease his wrath. But God does know that we don’t really learn deeply until after we have destroyed something precious.
Progress with God and for God is always one part tradition, one part scripture, and one part courageous humble experiment.
God is greater than all the graves we can encounter! Because, “…in death life is changed, not ended.” We might not be Lazarus, but Jesus still makes all the difference between life and death.
Seeing like Jesus makes the difference. That is implied in every story about Jesus in the New Testament. Still we should ask, what does it mean to see like Jesus?
Living water knows that God is more than how and where we worship. Living water knows that even God is thirsty! God is thirsty for God’s children to worship in Spirit and truth.
The centerpiece of Jesus’ different kingdom is a loving, giving God, going to extravagant lengths to welcome us home to ourselves, to one another and to a kingdom where new beginnings abound.
The difference between the devil and Jesus is that Jesus kept worshipping God through the temptations, the silence, and the suffering. That always makes the difference.