Emmanuel: God is With Us

Christmas is the celebration of “God with us” in Christ, through the miracle of the Incarnation. The action of God seeking and being with His people, is the overarching theme of the Bible. Christ with us is the reason for the season. In the Garden, God was with us… Then the man and his wife … Continue reading Emmanuel: God is With Us

Get up, and Walk! – John 5

A multitude (NAS), or a large number (NIV),  of sick would lay around the pool called Bethesda — waiting. Apparently, when the angel of the Lord stirred up the water, the first one in was healed... Recently, a news article reported that archaeologists had identified the remains of this pool. Up until that time, the pool was thought … Continue reading Get up, and Walk! – John 5

The Best Wine for Last – John 2:1-11 (updated)

The miracle of water into wine was, according the Apostle John, a ‘sign’. Was it a sign that Jesus cared about weddings? He does, but there’s a lot more going on here than catering a wedding. When John designates a miracle as a sign, he’s stating that that act, in particular, displays the glory of … Continue reading The Best Wine for Last – John 2:1-11 (updated)

“Follow Me!” – John 1:35-51

The Lord has placed people in our lives who, like John, Andrew, and Philip, introduced us to Jesus. Sometimes He sought us out, as He did Philip. In Christ, God called us saying, “Follow Me!” He already knew us before we followed Him. He still knows our thoughts, our character, the meditations of our heart, … Continue reading “Follow Me!” – John 1:35-51

God’s Glory in Christ – John 1:1-34

God’s glorious presence filled the tabernacle that Moses built in the wilderness, and the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem. However, Jesus Christ is the supreme revelation of God’s glory. He is God in the flesh. In Him God dwelt, or, more accurately in the Greek, “tabernacled” among us. The love of God the Father, … Continue reading God’s Glory in Christ – John 1:1-34

God is with us in our pain

I have a chronic neuro-muscular condition called Cervical Dystonia. I was diagnosed in 2014. Like a wrecking ball, it shattered my once active life. I used to fly us around the Pacific Northwest in our plane. I used to practice karate. I used to do a lot of things. This is the first time I've revealed my … Continue reading God is with us in our pain

The Shepherds Praised

After the shepherds heard an angel of the Lord announcing the Messiah’s birth and the multitude of heavenly hosts praising God, they went straight to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the feeding trough (Luke 2:8–20). The shepherds story amazed everyone. It was the first Nativity. When the shepherds returned … Continue reading The Shepherds Praised