What’s the One Thing Better Than Chocolate This Easter?

Restoration. Exhaustion turning to energy. Depression turning to joy. Illness turning to health. When we see this kind of rejuvenation, we know that God is at work letting His perfect nature heal ours. He is the Restorer. Being a restorer is an intrinsic characteristic of God, and like every characteristic of God, it does not change.

God wants you and I to know His restoration power, so He’s put a boatload of examples in our world. He gives us a picture every morning when He Continue reading

How’d We Get from a Parade on Palm Sunday to a Cross on Friday?

Jerusalem was full of people celebrating Passover – the time Jews remember God delivering or saving them from bondage in Egypt – through a series of 10 plagues. Passover gets its name from the last plague, when the destroyer literally “passed over” every house where they had painted the blood of a sacrificed lamb on the door post. This showed their faith in God’s promise that the sacrificed blood of an unblemished lamb would save them from death. Jesus came to Jerusalem at Passover.

It’s no coincidence that Jesus rides into town at this special time. The Jews are hungry to be saved again, desperate for a deliverer once more. You see, Continue reading