Not whisked off


Isaiah 35:1-10 1 Wasteland and dry land will be glad and desert will rejoice and blossom like the crocus. 2 It will blossom lavishly, and it will greatly rejoice with rejoicing and exulting. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of Yahveh, […]

Thrown away from your grave


Isaiah 14:16-21 16 Those who see you will gawk at you, they will gaze closely at you: ‘this is the man who made the land tremble, who caused kingdoms to shake, 17 who made a world like the desert and destroyed its cities, who would not let his prisoners return home?’ 18 All kings of […]

throwing away the old tent


Like we did so many times before, my wife and I packed up our cheap, five dollar tent in my expensive backpack, and headed out for a day of tramping and camping. Our favourite place to do this is the Appalachian Trail, over 3,500 kilometres of amazing wilderness, from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount […]

protective clothing | immortal body


Exodus 28:31-43 31 “You should make the robe worn with the ephod entirely of blue. 32 It should have an opening for the head in the middle of it, with a woven binding around the opening, like the opening in a garment, so that it may not tear. 33 On its hem you should make […]

to die is gain


The apostle Paul told the Philippians that, to him, “to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”1 It is quite clear to the reader that if Paul keeps on living, he will keep on serving Christ. Thus, “to live is Christ” must have been a reference to his intention to do just that. But […]

discovered | “… and they will reign with him for a thousand years…” (Rev. 20:6).


  “… and they will reign with him for a thousand years…” (Rev. 20:6).  Tomorrow will be a day of discovery. We will discover what we are really made for. Our future work and identity as priests and kings will clarify our present experiences. An ancient Philosopher wrote that “God has made everything fit beautifully […]



“…the dwelling place of God is with man…” (Rev. 21:3). Tomorrow will be a day of homecoming for God. The Christian hope is not about going somewhere to be with God. It is about God’s plan to invade humanity with his glory forever.     If you ask many Christians what their purpose in life […]



“No longer will there be anything accursed…” (Rev. 22:3). Tomorrow will change all reality. This age we are living in today is limited. Christ will return, bringing change with him. Christ will redeem us from the ultimate curse – death itself. Christ promises new life. We should live up to that promise by living backwards. […]

three ruined outfits


Genesis 37:29-36 29 When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he tore his clothes 30 and he came back to his brothers and said, “The boy is gone, and I, where can I go?” 31 Then they took Joseph’s tunic and slaughtered a goat and dipped the […]

the unsatisfied artist


The very first image we have of God in the Bible is that of an unsatisfied artist. Moses wrote in the first two verses of Genesis, “At first, God created the sky and the land, but the land was unformed and unfilled, and the deep space was dark, and God’s spirit was shaking up the […]