That’s my Father! Sure, my eyes had run through Revelation 4 before and gazed with wonder at the awesome One on the Throne before. This time was different. My Bible was closed and I sat in the swirling clouds of despondency, low confidence and feelings of worthlessness that have surrounded me for as long as I can remember. Suddenly, the thought burst through the gloom: T Continue reading
Just who did they think they were? They were a ragtag bunch of misfits staring down a world that could crush them in a minute and head off to breakfast. Continue reading
Everybody crowds around the lions’ cage when feeding time comes at a wildlife orphanage close to my city. The lions pace their cages, roaring their impatience. These cages have an elaborate system of gates allowing the keepers to feed the lions without becoming dessert themselves.
It was during one such feeding time Continue reading
True authority is what you have left when the big stick is ripped right out of your hands; when the masquerade is over, Jesus threw his big stick away, emptied himself and walked this earth as a working-class man but He still had authority – banishing demons, sickness and corrupt spiritual leaders.
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It is hard to forget the stab of guilt that cleaved the heart whenever, “tell the truth and shame the devil,” was declared with a stern tone and pointed fingers on the playground. The invocation of religiosity was often too great for the lie to bear, crushing it and squeezing the truth out in sheepish tones uttered with unease and at times, bowed heads.
Perhaps it was not so much the weight of religiosity that brought out the truth but the childlike propensity for Continue reading
We’ve locked God up in church and locked our brains out. That way, we can do whatever we like during the week and only surrender our freedom on Saturday. That is why it gets harder to thank God when life gets better – why thank somebody who stayed locked up in church and morning worship while I slaved away all week?
Of course, we are slack in doing church stuff Continue reading