When Sifting Comes

And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers,” Luke 22:31-32. When Jesus spoke these words to Peter, I wonder if he felt hurt, confused, … More When Sifting Comes

When Jesus Leads us to Storms and Desolate Places

It had been a busy season of ministry as the disciples left for their first missionary journey to proclaim the message of repentance (Mark 6:7-13). Returning home to tell their Teacher all they had done and taught, Jesus invited them to come away to a desolate place and rest awhile. Desolate, in Greek, means secluded, abandoned, solitary, … More When Jesus Leads us to Storms and Desolate Places