Jesus Wept

But why? It’s the shortest verse in the Bible, and it’s often quoted as a reminder that the Son of God wasn’t some emotionless stoic devoid of compassion. He felt things. He was human. He shed tears. But why was He weeping in this particular verse? The Jews thought they …

“Cannot”

Paul wrote about “God, who cannot lie” (Titus 1:2). Cannot. In English, “cannot” often implies some kind of outward restraint. “I’d like …

El Roi: The God Who Sees

There are few things more discouraging than discovering you’re invisible—that your opinions don’t matter, that no one cares how you feel, that …

Dokimos

Mount Moriah loomed in the distance, and with each footstep, the mountain seemed to grow bigger and more intimidating. Abraham has spent …

Knowing

“And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, Jesus, …

Earthen Vessels

Babies are pretty incompetent. I mean that in the nicest way possible, but it’s true—at least for human babies. The animal kingdom …

A Letter in a Shoebox

In a decorative shoebox, sitting on the fourth shelf of the bookcase in our living room, is a letter I spent the …

Standing at the Threshold

“Are you ready?” That’s the question I keep getting. It makes me laugh. Am I ready? Am I ready for my life …

When God Is Silent

Between the last page of the Old Testament and the first page of the New sits about 400 years of silence. Four. …

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