May 21, 2013 U.S. Tornadoes Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). Yesterday, a two-mile-wide tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., claiming many lives and leaving behind a devastating trail of destruction. Plaza Towers Elementary School stood right in the path of… Read more
While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, [Jesus] said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” Luke 24:41-53 Jesus dies. Jesus returns. He is alive. This week is the anniversary of my dad’s death. If he were still alive he would, without doubt, still be an active part of my life. [...]
He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?” Luke 24:36-40 It seems to me that Christians have often confused doubting with questioning. My first training was in medicine. In that field, like in any of the science fields, students are rewarded for questioning. Questioning leads to deeper [...]
While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” Luke 24:15-17a The disciples were on the road to Emmaus after Jesus’ death. Jesus came and walked [...]
If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But if you do not believe what he wrote, how will you believe what I say?” John 5:46-47 Today’s scripture is the story of Jesus walking the road to Emmaus with two of his disciples. They don’t recognize Jesus. It is shortly [...]
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