Love, Death, and Glory

What is glory? I wonder if the disciples ever asked that question. Maybe not at first. When they saw six jars of water transform into wine, I think it would have seemed quite clear. Even when Christ told the glory-seeking Jews that he didn’t receive glory from men; that He …

I Am the Vine

This is the last of the seven I Am statements in John. It’s also my last post before the Bible Bee locals test on Saturday. Throughout John, Jesus has revealed more and more of who He is.  He is the Word, God incarnate.  He is the Life, shining into the …

I Am the Good Shepherd

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.”  The psalm is such a beautiful, timeless portrayal of the Lord’s love and care for His children – from the green pastures and quiet waters to rod and the staff to the overflowing cup.  The author was king David himself; a …

I Am the Door

//So I decided to do a poem for this one.  What do you think?// It was only a wardrobe Until she stepped through the door Out of lonely faded grandeur into Snow-white lamplight And it was only a stable Till they were dragged through the door From fire stricken darkness …

I Am the Light of the World

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… All things came into being through Him…” In the beginning, darkness covered the earth.  No light.  Anywhere. “Then God said, ‘Let there be light.’  And there was light.” Night isn’t really all that …

I Am the Bread of Life

//There are seven “I Am statements of Christ in the book of John.  This is the first.// They had traveled for weeks, their anxiety growing as the food slowly dwindled.  Wilderness surrounded them on every side.  At first it was just quiet whispers – “What happens when the food runs …