Rev 3v20 – Jesus, the Master Chef

“Come dine with me.” Everyone enjoys a good dinner. When we think of Jesus, we often associate him with roles such as healer, prophet, and teacher. How often do we think of Jesus as a chef? From his first miracle at the wedding in Cana, where he produced world-class wine, to the al fresco banquet… Continue reading Rev 3v20 – Jesus, the Master Chef

Pro 27v9 – How do you smell?

Solomon, in his wisdom, shares, “Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel” (Proverbs 27:9). Our sense of smell profoundly influences our mood and behaviour. The aroma of gingerbread cookies baking evokes feelings of home and safety, while the stench of rotten fish triggers an… Continue reading Pro 27v9 – How do you smell?

Pro 7v4 – The best friend

“Say to wisdom, ‘You are my sister,’ and call insight your intimate friend” (Proverbs 7:4). Solomon is pleading with his son to pay full attention to wisdom and understanding for his safety and success. Without it, he is likely to be tempted into all manner of sin that will lead to his ruin! Just as… Continue reading Pro 7v4 – The best friend

Joh17v3 – The key to eternal life

We can be confused about many things in our walk as God’s children. But if the thing I seek most is to experience the gift of God’s eternal life, what should I do? Jesus made it very clear what is required for eternal life. “Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only… Continue reading Joh17v3 – The key to eternal life

Joh 1v1 – Capisci? Understand?

Is language essential for a true relationship? I contemplated this as we travelled through Italy for our honeymoon. We struggled to make connections with the people we met. This was exemplified in our relationship with our hotel shuttle driver. He told us he was from West Africa, so we shared a common African heritage. He… Continue reading Joh 1v1 – Capisci? Understand?

Eph 1v4 – Were you chosen?

How would you feel if you were chosen last for a team? It’s not a nice feeling as it implies you are considered to be of the least worth. However, imagine if a super team was being selected – one representing not just your school, town, or country but the world. And imagine if you… Continue reading Eph 1v4 – Were you chosen?

Luk 23v42 – Do you remember me?

Have you ever been in a situation where you meet or see someone and think to yourself, wow, that person looks familiar, maybe, maybe not? And then, if you realise who they are, you certainly can’t remember their name. Why do we remember some people and forget others? It is often those we have had… Continue reading Luk 23v42 – Do you remember me?

Luk 10:36 – Go and do likewise

“The Good Samaritan” is a well-known parable. It is clear and easy to understand – be like the Samaritan and show love, empathy, and kindness to others. Simple right? The simple messages are often the most profound yet easily overlooked in our lives. I was reminded of this during my recent marathon attempt when I… Continue reading Luk 10:36 – Go and do likewise

Pro 17v17 – Do you value your friends?

We don’t realise how important community is until we need it. Your community comes in all shapes and sizes, from your immediate family to colleagues, to your town and your church. We underestimate these support structures until something tragic happens, like an illness or devastating flood, as many have experienced recently in the Western Cape.… Continue reading Pro 17v17 – Do you value your friends?

Phi 2v14 – Pulling against you

Our dogs love going for walks. But, it’s not the exercise that excites them but the sniffing. It’s their ultimate entertainment – the dog equivalent of Netflix. We call it Snifflix, and they love to binge. This often results in them pulling against the leash, determined to go their own way. Recently, while walking two… Continue reading Phi 2v14 – Pulling against you