In today's Scripture, we see Jesus transformed, his holiness exposed through light and likeness to revered prophets of old. He stands on a mountaintop, where so many monumental events of Scripture occur. His clothes become a blinding, otherworldly white. Moses and Elijah, the ultimate character … [Read more...] about Exposed
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Jesus continues to heal, exorcise, and teach, all the while not letting the demons speak to keep his identity a secret. News of Jesus' ministry is spreading, and people in need of his healing touch are flocking to Jesus. As much as Jesus insists that his identity is kept a secret, I cannot help but … [Read more...] about Secrets, Secrets, Secrets
Earlier in this first chapter of Mark, God already let the secret out that Jesus is God's own Son, but we get the sense from today's Scripture reading that there is a lot more to discover about Jesus. The first miracle recorded in the Gospel of Mark is not a run-of-the-mill miracle like turning … [Read more...] about Extra! Extra!
Today's Scripture from the Gospel of Mark clearly marks the beginning, the jumping-off point of the good news of Jesus' ministry. This is also the only clarity that we will readily receive, because Mark is known for his secrets. … [Read more...] about The Reveal
The holiday frenzy is over, and we come to the end of the Christmas story. Today we get a glimpse into the life of Jesus as a child. We are in that in-between time of Christmas and New Years. Christ is born, and we enter into the new year with a change of perspective and focus. The world will never … [Read more...] about The Cliffhanger