Thursday, February 21, 2013

Jesus Wept

Coming home from an amazing night of serving meals in God’s name, my daughter and I had an interesting conversation. I’m not even sure how it came up, but that 11 year old came up with what I thought was a pretty profound comment. She said, “I think the verse ‘Jesus wept’ is the shortest verse because God wanted us to remember that He cares.”
Talk about out of the mouth of babes …
“Jesus wept.” ~ John 11:35
I think she might be on to something. Why else would there be a tiny, two word Bible verse? It is a little strange if you think about it. There is very little variation of this one between the different versions. And Bible verses often include more than one sentence. Why not combine it with another? Or perhaps, there’s something to the fact that anyone can remember it. Might it be the most important thing God wants us to remember? That He cares? I like to think so. Someday, I think I’ll ask Him.
His servant,

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

God Speaks

Do you ever wish God would talk to you? Do you want him to come out and tell you, audibly, what He wants you to do with your life? I know I have.
Recently, someone told me that when you pray to God, you’re speaking to Him. But, when you read His Word, He’s speaking to you. As I writer, that makes perfect sense and I have to wonder why I didn’t see that before. I know there are certain messages I want the reader to pick up on in my writing. Wouldn’t God do the same? After all, His is not a work of fiction. He comes out and quite plainly tells us how to live our lives … if only we would take time to listen.
Next time you’re wishing God would talk to you, curl up with the Bible and listen. He will.
His servant,