He has risen!

Now after the Sabbath, towards the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.  And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was…

Lifeline to the Father

Reading: Matthew 27:45-54 “And behold,the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom….” (v.51) “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.” – Hebrews 4.14 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were…

view of Taal Volcano

Where are you from?

Reading: Reading: Matthew 26:69-75 “Surely you are one of them, for your accent gives you away.” (v.73) Have you been to another place wherein you first seemed to blend in the crowd, say in a local market place until—you spoke.  Then everybody’s head turned round toward you.  You might have spoken in a generic language,…

Countdown

Reading: Matthew 26:47-56Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?” At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out as against a robber, with…

man crying

The most sorrowful state

Reading: Matthew 26:36-44 I used to think that Jesus agonised so much during his prayer at Gethsemane due to the impending beatings, scourging, lashing and crucifixion.  He was after all in human form, with flesh, blood and nerves.  But now I know—and it would also be the most sorrowful state for any of us unless…

woman praying at the beach

Watching and Praying

Reading: Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Lord, thank you for your Holy Spirit who helps me to pray.  I also pray for your Spirit of discernment.  Open my eyes, my ears, my mind and my heart, Lord, and…