Captain of Our Salvation

The Man of Mystery

How often have I been captivated by the masked man, the man of mystery, in stories and film?  The Man in the Iron Mask was reputed to be wrongly imprisoned heir to the throne of France, and was restored to his reign by the Three Musketeers.  The masked Lone Ranger, a...

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Raising Jesus

"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" (John 14:6 ESV) "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."(1 Timothy 2:5 ESV) I had a friend call me the...

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Bread From Heaven

For the people in the Netherlands during what is called the Hunger Winter of 1944-1945, things were desperate. The country had been occupied for almost five years. It was a very cold winter, there was very little fuel left, food was in short supply, and many people...

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The Facts of Christmas

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the...

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A Name

We all are given a name. Sometimes, it has a significant meaning; sometimes, nicknames are used, but always it is our own.I was given the name Vincent, but normally I am addressed by the abbreviation, Vince. Early on, however, I learned that if I heard my mother say,...

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Running out of Wine

"On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, 'They have no more wine.'" (John 2:1-3 NIV)Jesus' first miracle was...

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