This Character Reflection is based on Mark 1:9-15, the Gospel set for this Sunday (Lent 1, Yr B) in the Revised Common Lectionary. It is inspired by the spirit drawing my attention to the idea that Jesus' first words after his 40 days in the wilderness echo the teaching of John the Baptist. It is written from the point of view of a bystander in the crowd.
Witness in the Wilderness
(Written February, 2021
Scripture references: Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13)
It’s humbling to witness Jesus in the wilderness –
He has such strength, such courage, a peacefulness.
No challenge, not even the devil, can break him down –
Just one sharp rebuke removing temptation from His thought.
Forgot the Ways of God
(Written November 2020 - based on Zephaniah 3:14-20)
When Jerusalem forgot the ways of God
she was broken, in conflict and highly vulnerable;
the city, all her people, had let God down –
not one went willingly against the trend.
Exciting News – Book Launch
News alert: I'm about to become a published author - contributing some reflective writing into a bible study series for young people.
Baptism of Jesus 2 Voice Reflection
(Written February, 2020 - Based on Matthew 3:13-17)
- Voice 1: Jesus
- Voice 2: Someone coming out in modern times
In the Beginning
(written November, 2020, based on John 1:1)
In the beginning was the word.
Nothing else, but God’s word, a plan! ...
Wine – God’s Miracle!
(Written January, 2019 - based on The Wedding at Cana - John 2:1-11)
A miracle, a precious gift from God,
when you run on empty far too long.
Filling the barrel alone proved impossible -
God renews and refreshes His way!
Outside and In, I am Known Completely
(Written November, 2020 - based on Psalm 139)
Daniel in the Lions Den
Through the voices of those in the story, the events from the points of view of an accuser, King Darius and Daniel
Walking with the Love of God
(Written August, 2018)
I am walking with the love of God -
It's all I need at this moment.
I shouldn't be afraid of the stillness -
for I notice the companionship of God.