Over the years, every time I read this story, I make a side note with these words “hahaha” or “lol”. I read that story today and wrote the same. It’s the story of a leper, rather a former leper who disobeyed Jesus and got away with it. Sounds bad, right? Matthew, Mark and Luke refer … Continue reading THE MAN WHO DISOBEYED JESUS AND GOT AWAY WITH IT.
In our 9th year of marriage, this is what we have learnt. Jenny and I have learnt to laugh loudly, deeply and unhibited. We laugh at each other. We laugh with each other. We laugh at each other’s mistakes, failures, and weaknesses. We mimic and then laugh at each other’s grunts and faces we make … Continue reading In our 9th year of marriage, we share the main thing we’ve learnt
To be precise, ten years ago, I discovered the method of reading the Old Testament through the lens of Jesus and what he did for us, and this changed my life. I learnt this from Joseph Prince, and this crystallized when I listened to the likes of Tim Keller, the late Edmund Clowney (Tim’s mentor) … Continue reading The blessings of delighting in the law of the Lord (Psalm 1 not as you know it)
Ever heard of the Freudian slip? Coined after Sigmund Freud, the famous Austrian neurologist, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as a slip of the tongue motivated by and reveals some unconscious aspect of the mind[i]. Sigmund Freud discovered this slip revealed restrained or repressed impulses and intentions[ii] locked deep within the unconscious mind and … Continue reading Known by God
Zach, a corrupt rich short guy wanted to see Jesus. Corrupt yes, he had swindled money from his tax-paying fellow citizens and this made him very rich. Short in stature, he was. I’m sure he had Napoleon’s Complex. You know it? All short people have it. Because they think the world looks down on … Continue reading Climb down, Zach
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about self-esteem. I think low self-esteem and high self-esteem are an elevated self. A self that thinks of itself more highly than it ought to. Let me explain. There are two lenses through which we esteem ourselves. One is through the modern secular lens and the other is the … Continue reading Why esteem, be it low or high esteem is an elevated self, and the alternative self the gospel of grace offers us.
Of all dad’s in the bible, my favored one is Abraham. He is the perfect example of the sinner-saint matrix. He was such a sinner, yet so perfect in God’s eyes that at one time God called him a friend. In ancient culture, when an authority figure called you a friend, it meant that you … Continue reading In your strength and despite your failures, Dad, God calls you his FRIEND.
Those saying COVID-19 only affects the elderly, and those with underlying health issues are callous and inhumane, to say the least. Those dead from the COVID-19 were grandparents, parents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, children, friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Each of these was connected to others in multitudinous ways, therefore, their deaths affected them. If my … Continue reading We do it for the sake of others
If there’s one thing I’ve heard repeatedly in my Christian journey has been this, God tests and disciplines using tragedies and calamities to teach us lessons—to strengthen us, make us wiser, and better. For somebody averse to doctor’s appointments, police station visits to apply for a police clearance certificate, the sight of traffic police on … Continue reading Why God’s tests and discipline scared me to death and what I’ve discovered through the gospel
In Visakhapatnam India, a person captured a video of a mother hen using her wings to shield her chicks from heavy torrential rain. Five chicks are seen huddling under her wings as the heavy rain poured on her. Everyone else had run for cover, but there she stood in the middle of the road, determined to protect … Continue reading Mummy, On this Mother’s Day, Jesus invites you to come under his wings