Are we listening?

Reading: Matthew 17:1-13 “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.  Listen to him!” – Matthew 17:5 Are we taking heed of the Father?  Are we listening to Jesus?  Father, forgive me for the times when I fail to read your Word or pray. 29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring,…

The Christ

Reading: Matthew 16:13-20 “But what about you?” he asked.  “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man but by my Father in heaven.” (vv.15-17) And blessed…

The signs of the times

Reading: Matthew 16:1-4 How could we be sure that Jesus is the Messiah?  Aside from the sign of Jonah (i.e., three days in the belly of the fish; see also Matt.17:23), we have the Law and the Prophets (the Old Testament!)—they all attest to Him! “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained…

Remembering miracles in our lives

Reading: Matthew 15:29-39 His disciples answered, “Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?” The miraculous feeding of the five thousand had just happened, and yet the disciples were anxious where to get bread for the four thousand—which is even a thousand lower.  Oh God!  Forgive us for…