Signs of Life

For as the earth bursts with spring wildflowers, and as a garden cascades with blossoms, so the Master, God, brings righteousness into full bloom and puts praise on display before the nations. (Isaiah 61:11 MSG) After a long, dark and cold Winter, most – if not all – of us are looking forward to Spring,Continue reading “Signs of Life”

I Will Rise

Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light. (Micah 7:8 NIV) There’s a famous quote that I’ve come to love and appreciate. It says, “Life is not about how many times you fall down. It’s about how many timesContinue reading “I Will Rise”

Let Faith Arise

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. (Matthew 28:16-17 NIV) The belief in the resurrection wasn’t instantaneous even for some of Jesus’ early disciples who saw Him after He rose again and ascended to heaven. ItContinue reading “Let Faith Arise”

From Weeping to Rejoicing

Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning…You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever. (Psalm 30:5, 11-12 NIV) Sackloth: the clothes ofContinue reading “From Weeping to Rejoicing”

The Borrowed Tomb

As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he hadContinue reading “The Borrowed Tomb”

The 40-Day Journey

Whether it’s 40 days or 40 years, we can all agree that it’s a long time, and a lot can happen during that time. The Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness and Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert, both places of desolation and isolation where they were tested to the extreme. ButContinue reading “The 40-Day Journey”