Monthly archive for May 2011

Compelled to preach

I feel it daily, a compulsion to preach. Yet like a damned river there is nowhere for the flow to go. An damned river will find an overflow through necessity, so I feel a need to overflow. The natural place for the flow has been blocked, yet I need an overflow, for I feel the compulsion. Like Jeremiah said, his word is like a fire in my bones, I am weary of holding it in, indeed I cannot….yet I am blind to the place where it should go and I fear that the river will stagnate and cause irreparable damage.

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Don’t be afraid; just believe

The matter was one of life and death. The fear of death cripples so many. Fear cripples so many. But this was a matter of life and death, he was afraid as it was his only daughter and he loved her very much. He was afraid that this was the end, but the glimmer of hope, like the glowing wick of a candle that has been blown out was there. There was a flicekr of hope in Jairus’ heart, but he was afraid. Jesus, does not console him. He is very direct. we may think the directness of his words

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The power of the Lord was present

So, what does it look like when the power of the Lord is present? There are no flags raised high, no bells being sounded, no special herald who comes with trumpet and fanfare. But the power of the Lord was present. Did Luke know this by his own observation, he probably wasn’t there. Or was it by the observation of the others in their retelling of the story? Maybe they said retrospectively (be as use so many got healed) that the power of the Lord was present. I don’t think so. Certainly not in a retrospective way. The power of

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