Jesus changing water into wine is said to be a sign by which Jesus manifested his glory. As a result, the disciples believed in him. As we read this passage in John’s portrayal of Jesus, we are left wondering what exactly happened.Read More
Failure is never fun! And it is not what we are planning on either. No one sets out in the morning saying, “How can I fail today?” “What problem can I run away from now?” And Israel, Moses reminds us, is no different. But they let their fears and anxieties win. It took a major resetting of priorities for them to succeed. Can we do any better?
The story in Deuteronomy is aimed at people who are trying new things.Read More forgiveness, Future, failure, courage
God’s plan is far reaching. It has continuity. The past promises connect to the future and also connect our lives to a promising future. The passing of time and events do not change that.
When the exiled returned home they possibly wondered if God would still fulfill the promises made to David. It had been a long time and their lives were different now.
Commentators suggest that Psalm 132 was a prayer for God to remember his covenant, which ensured that his presence and power would be with his people and that David’s line would continue.Read More prayer, promises, Future
Jesus changing water into wine is said to be a sign by which Jesus manifested his glory. As a result, the disciples believed in him. As we read this passage in John’s portrayal of Jesus, we are left wondering what exactly happened.
John called the miracles “signs,” pointing to higher and better realities.Read More Future, signs miracles
If metaphorically the Book of Isaiah was a geographic landscape, it would be filled with peaks and valleys. In a single bound the prophet takes us from the valley of desolate gloom and severe judgment to the peak of God’s blessing and his loving embrace.
Today’s reading calls us to the mountain peak of God’s will – his vision for our future – for the future of the world.Read More peace, Future, prophet, Mount Zion
Face to face with the king, even Daniel must have quaked. However, his words were clear and confident. They contained within them a faith that takes God seriously and will not allow him to be excluded from public life. He states the dream which is, in visual form, an outline of “things to come” (v 29).Read More Future, vision, right living
Moses loomed large in the Jewish mind, and rightly so. This is the man who God addressed from a burning bush; the man who challenged Pharaoh and led the Israelites to freedom through a parted sea; the man who God entrusted with the Ten Commandments, the foundation of their identity as a chosen and holy nation.Read More Future, Moses, honour, house
In Paul’s second letter to Timothy, he writes:
God saved us and chose us to be his holy people. We did nothing to deserve this, but God planned it because he is so kind. Even before time began, God planned for Christ Jesus to show kindness to us.Read More hope, Future, God’s love, good news, God’s family