Speechless

By Barbara Rainey | March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Before His accusers, all of them false, all of them dead wrong, Jesus did what none of us could or would do. He stood, silently eloquent. His life did all the talking. We, however, would have defended ourselves, thereby ruining the power of the moment. Proof, if any was needed, of our absolute depravity. Jesus […]

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Marvel

By Barbara Rainey | March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

When we don’t understand a concept (investment or legal language for instance), we usually dismiss it. If an idea or statement doesn’t fit into a category we comprehend we push it away as useless information. So it is with much of what Jesus said. “the things which I heard from Him (the Father), these I […]

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Forget the Bunnies

By Barbara Rainey | March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rabbits, eggs, candy, and chicks have nothing to do with Easter. Nothing. Really. We Christians have creatively found meaning in eggs—they represent new life. An empty shell, the empty tomb. FamilyLife’s resource Resurrection Eggs® helps children learn the Easter story through a familiar tradition of the egg hunt. But Paul famously said when he became […]

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