Read Luke 24:1-12. “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning the women took spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.” (Luke 24:1) When a wedding happens, it is a beautiful moment reflecting a depth of love, commitment, and celebration. There are so many powerful moments: the vows which…Read more The First Day
Read Luke 22:66-23:56. “With loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed. So Pilate decided to grant their demand.” (Luke 23:23-24) “Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When he said this, he breathed his last.” (Luke 23:46) No law can withstand…Read more Crucifixion: Three Short Poems
Read Luke 22:47-65. “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” (Luke 22:48) “Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: ‘Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.’” (Luke 22:61) “The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him.” (Luke 22:63) I remember…Read more Forsaken
Read Luke 22:24-46. We should thank the evangelist Luke for asking so many questions of the early apostles in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the thinking of Jesus and His disciples just prior to the Cross. It's amazing how easy it was for the disciples to miss the point. While they sit around,…Read more Family Likeness
Read Luke 22:1-23. In our passage today, Jesus did not just tolerate eating with His disciples, as well as His betrayer…it says He “eagerly desired” to do this (v. 15). He valued being with them, despite the foreknowledge that they would all desert Him; that Peter would disown Him three times, and that Judas would…Read more He Endured…the Table?
Read Luke 21:29-38. There is an enormous maple in our front yard. Even while lying in bed upstairs, I can see its branches brush up against the window. Lacy and light green in spring. Broad and dark green in summer, shading the entire yard. Glowing golden in fall until the days when the leaves drift…Read more The Unchanging
Read Luke 21:12-28. Life can get at you. It doesn't stop. Day-in, day-out, one problem after another. The kids get sick, then get sick again. The car breaks down. The medical bills pile higher and higher. The roof leaks, and when you fix all that, you break your foot. We’ve all been there. I am there…Read more Raise Your Heads