Always Alongside

Today’s reading: John 6:16-21 Sometimes hard times will come upon us by no fault of our own. But regardless of how the difficulty develops and comes, God is not unaware, and is in fact right there with us, eager to walk alongside and ultimately bring us through...

People-lover

Today’s reading: John 6:1-15 One of the things that always stands out when I read passages about Jesus is his love, care and compassion for people–and not just some people or certain kinds of people–ALL people. So as a massive crowd of people follow...

Son and Savior

Today’s reading: John 5:18-47 Jesus’s healing of the man at the pool of Bethesda didn’t sit well with the Jewish leaders. In fact, all of Jesus’s actions and what He was saying and teaching angered them to the point that they were seeking to...

Not About Religion

Today’s reading: John 5:1-18; John 3:16-17 Throughout the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) Jesus repeatedly places the needs of people (physical and spiritual) above following the rules of religion. That’s why he chooses to heal the crippled man even...

Yes, But…

Today’s reading: John 5:1-9 Jesus encounters a man who has been unable to walk for most of his life (at least 38 years). His days have been spent by the side of the pool at Bethesda–a pool known for its power and capacity to heal. (Side note: I love the...

Faith Stepping

Today’s reading: John 4:46-54 Sometimes Jesus doesn’t answer our requests in the manner WE WANT for our comfort zone. That’s because Jesus wants us to take a step forward in faith by believing wholeheartedly that He is in control and has our best...