Certainty in love seems like a pipe dream, doesn’t it? How can you really know what someone is feeling? How can you see the doubts?
What lengths would you go to save a life? This is the question our medical professionals answer on a daily basis as they use heroic efforts to preserve the lives of people under their care. We praise God for the medical gifts he has given to our society! What lengths would God go to save a soul? That is the question we’ll answer as we watch the great physician in action!
What didn’t Naaman have? He had everything as his disposal. A successful career, wealth, but… he had leprosy. There was something wrong and he didn’t know how to fix it. The truth for Naaman was there was something else wrong besides his leprosy. It was in Israel that he found the true God.
“Follow me!” This is Jesus’ call as he gathers his first disciples. In this season of Epiphany we see Jesus reveal himself to be the Savior of the world. In the Gospel of John he shows his divine power. This catches the attention of the disciples, but it is the Word of God that creates faith.
The waters of the Jordan washed over Jesus as John baptized him. Those same waters of baptism washed over the jailers family in ancient Philippi. Still today the waters of baptism flow in churches around the world. In Jesus the Father is well pleased with all of us.
How do you never forget something? There is a science to memory. God created us so that it is possible to burn images, feelings, and events into our minds. Transfiguration was one of those events. For the Apostles who witnessed Jesus glory on this side of the grave they were never the same. This week we behold Jesus in all his glory before starting our journey to the cross during the season of Lent.