The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Jesus has power over death! Sometimes with all that is going on in the world, we don’t take time to thank the Lord for what He has done. Jesus conquered sin, death, and the devil through His death on the cross and resurrection. He was victorious! We begin a new life when we place our …

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Jesus touches the untouchable. This was one of the reasons that the Pharisees criticized Jesus. They thought that if you touched an unclean person, you would become unclean. Thus, they would not minister to anyone they considered unclean. Jesus, on the other hand, came to reach out to those society considered untouchable. Jesus was willing …

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Don’t be afraid; just have faith. I remember being in a hospital chaplaincy training program when the person I was visiting was dying. His wife handed him a piece of paper with a Bible verse. He held on to the paper like it was of great value and stared at the verse. Don’t be afraid, …

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Genuine faith involves action. This theme is found throughout the Bible. The Lord called Noah to build an Ark, but he had to put his faith into action to make it. God called Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, but he had to put his faith into action by following the Lord’s directions. Only when …

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God can change what seems impossible. Ponder this for a bit. Perhaps you are in a situation where you are facing something that seems impossible to overcome. This could be a reoccurring sin, addiction, illness, a difficult relationship, or some other situation that has caused you to hit the wall. God uses these impossible situations …

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Making time for interruptions can be a gift. This gift can be given or one we receive. Have you ever been interrupted when you thought it was an inconvenience and later it turned out to be a blessing? A friend, with stage four cancer, often called for prayer after I had gone to bed.  This …

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Jesus welcomes the hurting. This fact motivated Jairus to seek Jesus because his daughter was dying. The text does not say how he found out about Jesus, but he knew in his heart that He would not turn him away. Mark 5:22When Jairus saw Jesus, he fell at his feet, 23 pleading fervently with him. “My …

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Have you taken time to praise the Lord for what He has done in your life? As people, we soon forget all the Lord’s blessings and move on to the next part of our life. Throughout the Bible, we see people forgetting about God’s blessings. If you struggle with taking time out to praise the …

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Loving God means loving people. This may be a correlation that seems obvious to some but not to others. In our story, four men take their paralyzed friend to Jesus. When they arrived at the house where Jesus was teaching, there was no room for them to get in the door. These faithful men would …

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