And The Word Became Fresh – Finding Us In God’s Story

Think how different are the experiences of reading a Shakespeare script and watching the play. The actors embody and live the words in a way that cannot happen when we just read the script. Words on a page cannot compare to actors on a stage. During the play the script comes to life and the words become flesh. That’s what I want to experience with the scriptures, don’t you? 

Who Has Nourished Your Life?

6:52. "The Jews disputed among themselves, saying, 'How can this man give us his flesh to eat?'” The short answer to the dispute we read about in our lesson from John is love. The longer answer fills thousands of books.…

Meeting Our Daily Nutritional Requirements

John 6:49, 51a. "Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died…. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever." Manna and living bread are both necessary, because…

Satisfying Our Hunger

John 6:26. "Jesus answered them, 'Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.'” The crowds that follow Jesus all throughout John’s stories are back…

It’s Not About the Math

John 6:5. "When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, 'Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?'” Do the math: one loaf for every thousand people and half…

Walking Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death

Psalm 23:4. "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." Someone whose husband recently died said to me, “I…

Parting the Veil of Impossibility

Luke 1:43. "Mary said to the angel, 'How can this be, since I am a virgin?'” In the innermost courts of the temple in Jerusalem, a veil separated humanity from the Holy of Holies, where the Spirit of God rested…

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