Daily Devotions

Do you really believe that God is good, alive, and at work in the world? With so much bad news, it is perhaps more important than ever that God’s people share the good news of God’s work in the world. Where...

Last night, I was anxious. I’d had a rough day, and I felt both deluged by work and discouraged by what felt like a punch in the soul that hit me earlier that day. As it got closer to bedtime,...

Which holiday is your favorite? In most cultures, there are a number of religious and political holidays that people enjoy, but only a few rise to the top as the most important. In the Jewish world that Jesus grew up...

"Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there...

In John 11 there is a long story about Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead. We learn that Jesus was incredibly emotionally present. Here’s what that chapter of the Bible says about Jesus’ emotional state: When Jesus saw her...

Imagine that someone you loved was dying, so you picked up the phone to call for emergency help and rather than rushing to help, they scheduled an appointment for a few days later. This is basically what happened with a man...

"Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus." - John 11:5 Sometimes we overlook the humanity of Jesus. In John 11, He is single and in His early thirties. In that day, most people married in their teens or early twenties....

John 11:1-4 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So...