Jesus Wept

In today’s Bible reading, Jesus’ friends sent word that his friend Lazarus has died. Jesus knows that He will raise his friend from the dead. And yet, when He approaches His friend’s grave, Jesus wept. (John 11:35) The Jewish bystanders correctly observe that Jesus could have kept Lazarus from dying in the first place. I’m…

Who Sinned?

In today’s Bible reading, John tells us about Jesus’ encounter with a man who was born blind. The Jewish leaders asked Jesus about the source of his blindness. Was it his sin or his parents’ sin? Evidently, these First Century Jewish leaders believed there was a connection between sin and physical ailments. They were partially…

Jesus Heals and Restores

In today’s Bible reading* we see stories of Jesus healing and restoring people. But he doesn’t just heal everyone. And He doesn’t restore everyone. The LeperA key factor in Jesus’ healing ministry was the faith of the one requesting the healing. The leper asked Jesus to make him clean, to remove his leprosy. He simply…