Patience for God’s Timing

You’d think we’d understand God’s patience better by now given how long it has taken some prophecies to take place. I mean, there seems to be prophetic references to Jesus not just in the prophets, but all throughout the Old Testament. Moses seems to talk about Jesus in Deuteronomy 18:15-19, which scholars think was written…

How Jesus Treated Crowds

The Bible seems to list over and over again that Jesus was filled with compassion for people and that this compassion moved him to do his ministry (Mt 9:36; 14:14; 15:32; Lk 7:13). Out of that compassion he healed, comforted, fed, and taught people. He didn’t have to do these things—it’s clear he was exhausted…

God Promises Himself

One of God’s promises was so strong that he didn’t even make the promise to a person, but rather, to himself. In a vision or dream of sorts, God told Abraham to set up a covenant ceremony. From what many commentators have come to understand, it seems that in ancient times you would perform these…

Cosmic Calendar Patience

If you want to learn even more about God’s patience, take a look at science. Scientists have created a concept they call the cosmic calendar. On this calendar, January 1st at 12 AM is the beginning of existence and today is December 31st, 12 PM. If you were to condense all of existence into this…

The Girl God Healed of Cancer

I remember a girl being brought before our college chapel one day to be prayed over. She had been told she might have cancer and so the whole school lifted her up in prayer for healing, with hundreds of people putting their hands on the people in front of them. After that chapel service she…