I’ve been ‘seeing’ Jesus all my life – finding him in all kinds of ways. But he isn’t just wishful thinking, or a product of my imagination. He isn’t the ridiculous delusion some would claim him to be. I first saw Jesus in the stories read to me from the Bible at home, and the… Continue reading Have you seen Jesus?
This isn’t the first time I’ve been here. I hear you whisper the words as you stumble into the doctor’s surgery, asking for another prescription. This isn’t the first time I’ve been here. I hear you whisper the words as you enter the principal’s office once more to talk about the trouble your son is… Continue reading This isn’t the first time I’ve been here…
Where does your strength lie, and what happens when that strength fails you? Personally, I’m terrible at being sick. I hate the way it throws out my carefully constructed routine. I also can’t stand how it seems to expose all my physical and emotional weaknesses. For someone who likes to be in control, being unwell… Continue reading Where does your strength come from?
On what are your eyes focused today? Are you staring at a computer screen at work, or keeping a close watch on your active toddler? Maybe you’re gazing into the eyes of the one you love – or checking out an action-packed game on TV. It can be hard to keep our eyes fixed on… Continue reading Where are your eyes today?
Think back to the best teacher you ever had. Mine was a woman named Kerry Edmeades. She was caring, kind, passionate, and confident – a definite role model. She taught English better than anyone I’d come across, and encouraged me to believe in my own potential. But God is an even better teacher than our… Continue reading The best teacher you’ll ever have
As you reflect on the birth of Jesus this week, remember why he was sent. Christ was sent to earth by God as a baby, who would grow up not to condemn – but to save us from our sins through his death on the cross. Jesus came to take my place, and yours, and… Continue reading Why did Jesus come?
Last week my country was rocked by the news that four people were killed on an amusement park ride on the Gold Coast. A week earlier we heard about a tragic situation whereby a Sydney man gassed his home, poisoning himself, his wife, his two children, and the family dog. Further afield, a pastor I have… Continue reading Grief is inevitable, but we have hope