Give It Away

Give It Away

“For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you.’” (Isaiah 41:13) When God gives us gifts, I believe he intends for us to share them with others. All through Scripture he challenges us to be generous, “to...
Christmas Time

Christmas Time

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest.” (Luke 2:13-14) It’s Christmas time, and your heart should be cheerful and bright. But it isn’t. Not this year. Not when the load you bear is...
Improbable

Improbable

“Before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:18) Christmas is the outlandish pronouncement that God majors in the miraculous! The details of the Christmas story, the ones we know by heart or easily neglect in the...
Truth Be Known

Truth Be Known

“Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.” (Luke 1:13) “I don’t believe you.” “This can’t possibly be true.” “Show me some proof.” Ever hurled those accusations at God?...
Parallel Stories

Parallel Stories

“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour…And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened.” (Matthew 27:45, 51-52) As...