The “Right” Hour

And what should I say – Father save me from this hour?   John 12:27-36a  Despite the fact that we sometimes have to wait, all good things happen at the “right” hour. It’s not necessarily important that we are “fully” prepared for everything that is about to happen because in reality we really don’t know all of what is about to happen. What’s important is that God believes that we are prepared enough. Once we have done everything that could be done up to the point of receiving any gift or blessing, at that hour we must be ready to simply say yes – as we continue to have faith in God who will help us with the rest.

Grace Unseen

…the man believed …and started on his way.  John 4:43-54  It was at least a days walk before returning to Capernaum where the official’s son lay close to death. It’s often difficult to walk away and trust that everything will be alright and yet by the time the official reached home, his son was healed. As we ourselves suffer or watch our loved ones sometimes succumb to various illnesses, how do we envision signs and wonders today? Are signs and wonders the essential part of our faith  – or is our faith the substance of signs and wonders? Every journey we begin in faith is our confidence that as we believe and continue on our way “home”, the place where God has called us, in time we realize that by God’s grace, unseen signs and wonders have already gone before us.