But Now It’s Monday

Kathryn Blok

READ : 2 Peter 1:1-8   The past weekend was filled with mountain-top experiences. Inspirational messages drew us close to the cross in repentance and love. Magnificent music thrilled our souls and directed our thoughts heavenward. But now it is Monday – and already we have descended into the valley. Income tax forms must be filed. Papers must be written and texts must be reviewed for that rapidly approaching test. Phone calls, unexpected guests, fussy children, troublesome teenagers and problem …

Were You There – The Resurrection

Kathryn Blok

READ : John 20:1-3, 11-18   “Were you there when He rose up from the dead?” Mary Magdalene was there, and she was distraught. She had ministered to Jesus in Galilee. She had followed Him to the foot of the cross. She had watched sadly as His body was placed in the tomb. Now, she had come to the sepulchre to perform one last act of love – and the tomb was empty. Mary wept as she remembered His suffering. …

Were You There? – The Tomb

Kathryn Blok

READ : Matthew 27:57-66   “Were you there when they laid Him in the tomb?” Joseph of Arimathea was there. He asked for the body of Jesus, took it and laid it in his own new tomb (v. 60). Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were also there, sitting across from the sepulchre (v. 61). As they watched Joseph roll a great stone to the door of the tomb, their minds must have been filled with memories of their beloved …

Were You There? The Cross

Kathryn Blok

READ : Isaiah 53:1-12   The words of the singer appear to be directed to each of us personally: “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” We want to respond, “No, Lord. We were not there. We did not mock You, scourge You, spit upon You, press the crown of thorns on Your brow.” But our hearts condemn us. We know that He is hanging there in our place; that “the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of …

Reflections on Servanthood

Victoria Elliot

READ : Luke 22:24, John 13:13-15   What a wonderful day on which to end our month of reflections – the day when Christ gave us the supreme example of serving. He took a towel (the symbol of a slave) to dry the disciples’ feet. Too busy arguing about who was the greatest, the disciples had not even considered doing this task. When Jesus finished His work, He resumed His role as Teacher and Master. He then asked the disciples, …