Cogitation XVIII: I Met An Angel On The Subway

I have had a number of strange experiences in life, supernatural kind of stuff. Some are so bizarre my wife insists I cannot share them in public. Some people will be scared of me she says. Not that I had anything to do with those things. Things just happen. There are forces around us, personages unseen, as the Bible says. We’re not alone. But I see wisdom in her words. Not everything can be shared. To reveal some things will be criminal divulgence of information. Paul was exposed to state secrets he couldn’t share for instance. (2 Corinthians 12:2-4). He said it would be criminal to do so. There are confidences God expects of us. There are confidences God reposes in us that demand fiduciary maturity. There’s a breach of confidentiality that is criminal.


What If Jesus Had Not Commanded The Storm To Be Still?

What if Jesus had not commanded the storm to be still? Well, that would have been catastrophic beyond the boundary of contemplation, and you’ll see why. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Let’s look at the story. The story of Jesus calming the storm is documented by three of the four writers of the Gospel. Read more about What If Jesus Had Not Commanded The Storm To Be Still?[…]

What If Moses Had Begged God To Enter The Promised Land?

What if Moses had begged God to enter the Promised Land? That’s a warm thought. Moses actually begged God. “And I pleaded with the Lord at that time, saying, ‘O Lord God, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works Read more about What If Moses Had Begged God To Enter The Promised Land?[…]

Chapter 15: What If Abraham Had Killed Isaac?

What if Abraham had killed Isaac? O my! He wouldn’t have been able to come home that night. How was he going to face Sarah? Sarah had that baby when she was 90! That was a Guinness World Record entry for her day. She had actually given up on having a baby. Which led to Read more about Chapter 15: What If Abraham Had Killed Isaac?[…]

The Mystery of Jesus 2

The most profound revelation of Apostle Paul is the mystery of Christ. It defined his calling. Being granted the knowledge was an emotional thing for him. God personally gave him the revelation. “God himself revealed his mysterious plan to me… though I am the least deserving of all God’s people, I was chosen to explain Read more about The Mystery of Jesus 2[…]

Lapis Lazuli

Our text this morning is taken from Isaiah 54:11-12 (MSG): “Afflicted city, storm-battered, unpitied: I’m about to rebuild you with stones of turquoise, lay your foundations with sapphires, construct your towers with rubies, your gates with jewels, and all your walls with precious stones.” This passage anticipates the restoration of Israel, begun in part by Read more about Lapis Lazuli[…]