Roofcrashers

“Some men came, bringing to Him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.” (Mark 2:3–4) I love this story. This […]

Symbol of Hope

“But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.” (Luke 11:20, NIV) You may not have thought about this lately (or ever), but symbols are very important to humans.  I had this thought the other night while my wife and I watched a movie.  […]

“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out….” (Isaiah 42:3, NIV)  What does the Lord mean by these strange, prophetic descriptions of Jesus? In the ancient world, a reed might be used to make a pen to write striking poetry, witty prose, or create beautiful art.  Or […]

I Believe in Miracles

Once our hero, Paul, and the other castaways washed up on the shore of Malta, we read what happened next: As Paul gathered a bundle of brushwood and put it on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened itself to his hand. When the local people saw the creature hanging […]