Daily Archives: March 28, 2013

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The day when a political prisoner held your life in his hands.

One day a young man had an intimate farewell dinner with his closest friends.  His friends were clueless as to what was about to take place.  Over the next 21 hours this thirty-something religious teacher would become a political prisoner. He would be betrayed, falsely accused, tortured, mocked, and murdered.  The men who said they were his friends would turn their backs on him. His own Father refused to honor his request for him to be spared from unspeakable suffering.  His country’s religious leaders turned on him in hatred. Crowds of people who had only days earlier shouted his praises, now rallied as an angry mob shouting for his death.    What was at stake? This thirty-something outcast was all […]

What do you pray for?

Sometimes I think we sell God short in our prayers when we only ask for things that seem to good to us. There is, of course, the guideline of the wonderful prayer of our Lord.  But, even in this prayer there is the element of faith and trust where we ask for his kingdom to come, not knowing fully what that might mean. Yes, I pray many times each day that God would obliterate my wife’s brain cancer. I pray for the well-being and a deepening love for God for each of our five children. I believe these are good things to pray for.   But, I find I pray little for what God might do in my life beyond […]