"I am Yours. Save me!" - Psalm 119:94a One of my favorite and most often prayed prayers is from the first part of Psalm 119:94: "I am Yours. Save me!" I learned it from a scene in the 2003 movie Luther, starring Joseph Fiennes as the young monk, Martin Luther. Luther was tormented by his own sinfulness and … Continue reading I Am Yours. Save Me!
Losing My Power
As I've reflected on John's record of Holy Week, I've wondered: What will I have to lose if I submit to King Jesus? What will have to die if I am to live in the Kingdom He bought for me with His blood? Several clues in the context of this story have convinced me that I … Continue reading Losing My Power
Losing My Place
On that first Palm Sunday Jesus' disciples and crowds of fans cheered His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. As they raised palm branches and shouted "Hosanna!" to their soon-to-be King, their expectations for a restored Kingdom of David rose in their hearts. Hoping to hear Jesus say "We're tired of not winning. From now on we're going … Continue reading Losing My Place
Not What I Want, But I What I Needed
Shane and Shane (my favorite Christian band) captured perfectly both the attitude of those Palm Sunday Jerusalem crowds and the me-first bent of my own heart in their song “Crucify Him” . . . “I sing Hosanna when I want it all Then I crucify the Son of God ‘Cause He isn’t who I always thought … Continue reading Not What I Want, But I What I Needed