Canopy

Canopy

They were all amazed and glorified God, saying, ‘We never saw anything like this!’” (Mark 1:12) We enjoy packaging God in manageable proportions: a single serving of Deity, not too much to overindulge our spiritual palate. If he is just the right size, then we fit him...
Blind Belief

Blind Belief

“And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son of David.” (Matthew 9:27) They desperately needed his help and, despite their obvious limitations, followed him. Two blind men had the wisdom and the courage to seek...
Shows Up

Shows Up

“For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.” (Psalm 107:9) You meet me in the ordinary, where cobwebs and dust collide and leftovers are the order of the day. In the absence of dazzling or noteworthy and an abundance of drab and...
Extension

Extension

“And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, . . . so that you became an example to all the believers.” (1 Thessalonians 1:6–7) Suppose they could actually speak to us, the characters described throughout the pages of Scripture whom we barely consider as we...
Take 40

Take 40

I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.” (Psalm 40:1 NLT) Puzzling angle, this call to wait patiently when our natural instinct is to sprint ahead to fix our mess, straighten up the chaos, get our life in order. When our...