The Shorter Route is Not Always Better: A Lesson From Israel’s Wilderness Journey

When God was to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, He had two options: a shorter way and a longer one. The way through the land of the Philistines was the shorter one. The longer path was the route through the wilderness. Along the shorter way, war was waiting by the side. But the Israelites …

The Thin Line Between Faith and Doubt: How Mary Excelled Where Zechariah Stumbled

Two encounters, one angel, different outcomes. That is the simple sum-up of Gabriel’s visits to Zechariah and Mary. But there’s a lot more to it than it sounds. How Shall I Know this? Alone in the temple, performing his priestly duties, Zechariah suddenly saw a flash. It was Gabriel. He came with news. Elizabeth would …

Finding Purpose in Little Things: How a Congregation’s Need Was Met

On a quiet Sunday afternoon, I sat musing over the complimentary remarks I received some moments earlier. It happened that I had a necessary stopover at a friend’s place the night before. Knowing that I wanted to attend church in the morning (before advancing on my journey), I asked what church my friend attended. He …

How To Attract Divine Visitation: A Vital Lesson From Zacchaeus

There are certain days in our lives that are unforgettable. Each one of those days marks a watershed in our earthly sojourn. Such was the day Zacchaeus met Jesus along Jericho’s road. What Zacchaeus Really Desired to See Scripture says, He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man, he could not …