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We Are His

“Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one” (v. 11). When I was a kid, I would play hide and seek with my friends. We would wait, hiding, for a chance to run to the goal. …

Work Done

“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word” (v. 6). There is great satisfaction in beginning and finishing something. …

Salvation History

And now we come full circle. Those who witnessed God’s mighty acts in the Exodus now celebrate God’s faithfulness: “You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs; you let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place” (vv. 11-12). …

Indwelling God

God appears again. Jesus tells his disciples that as they see him, so have they seen God, the one who sent him. God is revealed in Jesus Christ. Loving God and keeping God’s commandments is the key that unlocks every door. …

God Heals

In the Gospel of John, Jesus’s disciples ask him on account of whose sin was a man born blind. Jesus tells them no one is to blame. This had happened in order that “the works of God might be made manifest in him” (9:3, RSV). …

A Gift

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (John 15:13, NIV). Have you ever said “yes” to something and then walked away and thought: “What did I do? Why did I agree to this sacrifice?” Guilty! …

The Gate

In the Near East, shepherds would lead their flocks into a pen in the evenings. With one entrance in and out, the shepherd would lie down and become the gate, making sure he didn’t lose any sheep, even as he slept. …