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Know God in a Year #56 Disappointment Meets Compassion

07/19/2020

Jesus has come to Jerusalem for a special Sabbath. Walking alone in meditation, he comes to Bethesda. Five porches were built around a pool for protection of the sick who flocked here because of superstition: It was believed an angel agitated the water in certain seasons–and the first person to enter was healed. (An evil […]

Know God in a Year #232 His Compassion Doesn’t Stop

03/22/2020

Hearing the words of the condemned man, Jesus’ heart lifts with joy, strengthening him. In the hush of anticipation, His melodious, caring voice responds immediately to the thief, “I promise you today, (right now–even though I look helpless) you will be with me in paradise.” A  gleam of sunlight pierces the dark– the affirming token of his […]

Know God in a Year #227 Compassion Prevails

03/15/2020

The cross made for Barabbas is laid on Jesus’ bleeding shoulders. He tries to carry it and falls. All night he’s been under stress, no sleep, nothing to eat or drink, walking from place to place, subjected to horrible abuse. The garden experience alone would have killed him; but strengthened by an angel, he went […]

#56 Disappointment at the Pool of Bethesda

06/30/2013

Jesus has come to Jerusalem for a special Sabbath; walking alone in meditation, he comes to Bethesda. Five porches were built around a pool for protection of the sick who flocked here because of superstition. In certain seasons the water was agitated, it was believed by an angel, and the first person to enter was healed. (A dark angel? Many were trampled trying […]