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

Joh 8v36 – The drowned frog

I noticed a dead frog floating in the small tub we filled with water for our water-loving aqua dog to cool down in. The issue was that the frog, attracted by the irresistible allure of the water, could hop in, but it couldn’t get out. And so, sadly, the very thing it most desired would… Continue reading Joh 8v36 – The drowned frog

Rev 5v12 – It’s all about sacrifice

“It makes no sense”, I think as I head out at 5 am for a long training run. “Why can’t I just stay fit?” I don’t want to do this run. But, if I want to have any chance at finishing my upcoming marathon, I have to put in the effort. Sacrifice is key to… Continue reading Rev 5v12 – It’s all about sacrifice

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

Luk 2v10-11 – I bring you good news

In the darkness, a light shines out. In the silence, an angel’s shout. “I bring you good news, great joy for all.” To their knees, the shepherds did fall. “Today in David‘s town, a Saviour is born”. The angel declares as heaven’s veil is torn. “He is the Messiah. He is the Lord.” Heavenly voices… Continue reading Luk 2v10-11 – I bring you good news

Was Abraham Jewish?

Did you know that Abraham wasn’t Jewish? He was from Ur, a city in modern-day Iraq. When Yahweh, the God of the Bible, called him, in faith, he left his family and all their idols and followed God. God called him Abraham – father of many nations. From him came Ishmael – father of the… Continue reading Was Abraham Jewish?

Joh 14v13-14 – Sweet water

I recently stayed in this incredible, unique stay; everything about it was perfect. Best of all, it was far from any civilisation and completely immersed in God’s nature. However, there was one issue: the water from the taps was borehole water, and it tasted like we were drinking salty soup. It left us thirsty and… Continue reading Joh 14v13-14 – Sweet water

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?

Mat 24v7-8 – Good news about the bad news

“No place safe in Gaza as fighting rages”. “Deadly earthquake strikes Nepal”. “Hundreds missing as Hurricane hits Mexico”. We are living in a world where news of famines, floods, fires, earthquakes, and wars are a regular occurrence. Jesus warned us 2000 years ago what the conditions in the world would be like just before his… Continue reading Mat 24v7-8 – Good news about the bad news

1Co 15v57 – Won by (the) One!

The Rugby World Cup quarter-finals. The tension, the stress. South Africa win by one point. The excitement! The Rugby World Cup semi-finals. The tension, the stress. South Africa win by one point. The exhilaration. The Rugby World Cup finals. The tension, the stress. South Africa win by one point. The euphoria! It’s just too 1DERFUL!… Continue reading 1Co 15v57 – Won by (the) One!