This morning I read about Jesus feeding the five thousand and walking on water from Mark 6. The disciples didn’t understand. In fact, Mark says that their hearts were hardened. What the disciples didn’t get was the fact that the God who created water, fish, bread, and the world was sitting and talking with them. Then I began to think about molecules, atoms, protons, neutrons, electrons and the like. I’m not scientific at all, but when you let your mind wander into the vast complexities of these invisible structures that make up the universe, you don’t feel important anymore. Actually, … Continue reading True Joy is Found in Insignificance
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, … Continue reading He is Risen!
We should learn to love and practice Jesus’ hard truth when speaking to others. On top of that, you can’t help but laugh when the disciples talk amongst themselves when they are around Jesus. Continue reading Sometimes (a lot of times), the Truth isn’t Nice
In Mark 6:31, after the apostles had returned from their missionary journey, Jesus said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” This shows the importance of taking time to reflect, get away to isolation, and simply be with God one-on-one. We call this Sabbath. The “Sabbath” in Christianity is not a single day. It certainly can be (and should be!). More than that though, the Lord wants us, especially after arduous work, to take a break and settle our souls in him. If we read the next few verses, we see that the … Continue reading Servanthood and Sabbath
“There were also with Him other little ships.” – Mark 4:36 Jesus was the Lord High Admiral of the sea that night, and His presence preserved the whole convoy. It is well to sail with Jesus, even though it be in a little ship. When we sail in Christ’s company, we may not make sure of fair weather, for great storms may toss the vessel which carries the Lord Himself, and we must not expect to find the sea less boisterous around our little boat. If we go with Jesus we must be content to fare as He fares; and … Continue reading Weekly Spurgeon