Longing for the Kingdom

Longing for the Kingdom

And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.” Mark 9:1 This verse makes me wonder at the level of longing we have for the Kingdom of God. Do we want to...
Mementos

Mementos

I remember watching a performance at the theater and liking it so much that I kept the ticket and glued it inside my notebook. The ticket itself wasn’t worth much, just torn yellow paper. Yet, I kept it because it meant something to me – a remembrance of a play worth...
Two or Three Witnesses

Two or Three Witnesses

In the Book of Mark, one can find an opening where everything focuses on Jesus Christ: “The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” (Mark 1:1) These words set the stage for everything written in the book. The Book of Mark may be the shortest among...
Dreaming

Dreaming

How big are our dreams? And do we still dream? I remember a seminar where the facilitator asked us to list down our dreams. There were around ten lines on the manual for ten dreams to list. After reaching number seven, I struggled. I was having a hard time reaching...
In His Hands

In His Hands

When Jesus died, He broke the curse of sin and death’s eternal hold. Despite this, there are some Christians who are irrationally afraid of death. Death is inevitable– sickness comes, we die; old age comes, we die; an accident comes, we die.  Death happens, but...