When God became a Man.

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At the heart of Christmas is a birth announcement. A baby boy is born, and this baby is the long awaited Messiah who has been promised from old. But who is this baby in a manger in Bethlehem? According to John, the baby born of the virgin is God who became a man. John starts […]

Day 24 – Separated no More

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“And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split.” (Matthew 27:51). For centuries God’s people were kept out of His present by a curtain. A curtain that hung between the Holy of Holies and the people in the temple. The […]

Day 23 – The King’s Death

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“When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.” (Matthew 26:1-2) And here’s how the next two chapters went down (26-27). The priests plotted against Jesus. Judas sold him out. […]

Day 18 – Transfiguration

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I can still remember being awestruck standing in St. Peter’s Basilica grazing at this reproduction of a painting by Raphael. It was one of those moments where I had to remind myself the moment was real, because for a moment I  was swept away to another place, where beauty seemed more beautiful and reality seemed […]

Day 17 – Gain Through Loss

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After Peter confesses that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, Jesus introduces an unusual object into the conversation. He introduces an object that was used in the ancient world to execute violent criminals in the most excruciating way. This object was a curse to the Jews, and uncivilized for polite Roman conversation. This […]