Over the weekend, I tried to get some Christmas shopping done. Went to the shops on Saturday and it was absolutely hectic in there with the crowd. I don’t do very well with crowded spaces and neither do I enjoy shopping very much so I was looking forward to finishing my task and getting home. As I was sorting out what I had bought for my Nephews and gift wrapping them later, I was mentally picturing the eagerness with which they would rip open their gifts and the joy I would feel just watching them do that. We all look … Continue reading Wise Men
The story of Jesus and the woman caught in adultery can be found in John 8:1-11. This story reveals the forgiving heart of our Lord Jesus and the free gift of grace available to us all and reminds us of John 1:17 which says “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” At dawn, Jesus was at the temple courts, where a large number of people gathered around Him to hear Him teach. As Jesus was teaching, he was interrupted by a group of people who brought forth a woman who was caught in … Continue reading Look Within
The story of Jesus talking to the Samaritan woman at the well that we read in John 4: 1-26 is a very well-known passage of scripture. God is always teaching us something. As I was reading and pondering over this passage, looking to see what God might teach me this time, I kept getting interrupted. With repeated interruption I began to feel some annoyance. I immediately realised what was happening and that I needed to focus on God and His word and not give into my emotions as clearly Satan was at work. Let’s get back to the story of … Continue reading Revealing Sin, Hope and Grace
We are all at some point struck with the want to feel and be important, to look good in the eyes of other people. There is this basic sociological drive to impress others. If we are driven by the desire to always ‘look good’ and be more important in comparison to others, what does it say about us? What does Jesus speak into this desire of putting on a persona of ‘looking good’ and wanting ‘importance’ by other people. In Luke 14:7-11, Jesus mentions a parable on being humble. It is always interesting to note the specific context that triggers … Continue reading He must Increase and I must Decrease
There is so much to learn from the Miracle at Cana where Jesus turns water into wine (John 2:1-13). In today’s post I will only focus on two things that stood out to me the most as I dug into this passage of the first miracle that Jesus performed Mary, the mother of Jesus and The wedding guests. Jesus was at a wedding in Cana, His mother Mary, his brothers and some of His disciples were there too. The wedding celebrations of that time went on for nearly a week. As the festivities go on, at one point they run … Continue reading Miracle at Cana
What is the parable of the great banquet about? In Luke 14, Jesus is dining at a pharisees house with many prominent pharisees and Jewish leaders. Jesus had just healed a man on sabbath and talks about serving others. Jesus mentions to not reserve one’s hospitality to only those who can return so in kind but to extend it to others who cannot do so, like the poor, the disabled, the lame and the blind. And those who serve others “will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous (v14).” In response, someone at the table remarks that “Blessed is … Continue reading Humbled and Grateful to be Invited
As we navigate through life, we have our days of highs and lows. Days when we are strong in our faith and days when we struggle to trust. Days we feel victorious and days we feel discouraged. Doubt in the midst of a trial is a stranger to no one. We all experience doubt at some point; will I get a job, will I be healed, will this relationship be restored, will I have enough to pay all the bills, will my loved one come to Christ? Doubt is defined as a lack of confidence or an uncertainty. Lack of … Continue reading Focused or Fuzzy?