4 Reasons 2

Whispers of Doubt

“Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” Matthew 11:3 Locked in a dark, damp prison cell, after such hope had appeared before his eyes, John the Baptist was left to question the truth of what he had seen. Images of heaven’s glory shining down upon Jesus in the Jordan River were now replaced with the dark shadows that covered the prison walls. The surreal voice proclaiming, “This is my beloved Son” (Matthew 3:17), was now drowned out by voices of doubt whispering in John’s mind. Was Jesus really the one for whom he had prepared the way? Or could he have been mistaken? Similar voices want to whisper words of doubt into our own minds as we journey Read More

4 Reasons 2

In This Is Love

My young daughter looked up at me one night with tears in her eyes and told me with great anguish, “I don’t know how to love Jesus. I try and try, but I just don’t think it is enough!” I pulled her in close and hugged her tightly against me. I didn’t have to search for something to say because words from 1 John 4 immediately came to my mind. I told her, “It is not that we have loved God, but that God loved us first. It’s not about us trying harder to love Him; it is accepting the love that He has so freely given us.” She looked up at me as if that were too easy of an answer, and I understood Read More