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My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? Psalms 22:1 NIV The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he...

Jesus Arrested While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus asked him, Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss? When Jesus’ followers saw what was going to happen, they said, Lord, should we strike...

A band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.” … …The star appeared again, the same star they had seen in the eastern skies....

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 Comment Have you seen a new born baby recently? Take a moment to capture the amazing miracle of those perfectly formed hands and feet that...

1 Corinthians 13 – a Christmas Version If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I’m just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do...

Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone – especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:10 (NLT) Comment There are certain times of the year when I can feel overwhelmed. One is the beginning of January and the other is September when we get back from holidays. I feel a bit low after...

I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.  John 17:23 Comment I find unity hard.  I...

Jesus and the disciples try to get away for some rest … Then because so many were coming and going that they did not even have time to eat, he said to them “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest”.  Mark 6:30-34 Comment Jesus planned for his disciples to have some peace and quiet...

Accept one another, then, for the glory of God, as Christ has accepted you. Romans 15:7 GNT Comment New Year New You? That’s what the world is shouting at me right now. The old year is out, the new one is in. We’ve had a break and now it’s time for a fresh start. January is also nick named ‘divorce...

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all...