Graves to Gardens.

You turn graves into gardens. This is a line from the song “Graves into Gardens” by Elevation Worship. It reminds me of the story of Lazarus found in John 11:1-44 ( Lazarus’ death literally looked like a dead situation, but Jesus saw otherwise.

If you’re in a situation that seems dead and without hope, trust in God. He can and will turn your grave into a garden. A garden filled with flowers of joy, strength, and a deeper love for Him. Are you willing to trust Him to turn your grave into a garden?


More to Life.

“There’s gotta be more to life, than chasing down every temporary high to satisfy me.”
“But I’m sure, there’s gotta be more, than wanting more.”

Reading the story of the woman at the well (John 4:1-42 we see that Jesus offers her “living water”. But what she didn’t realise was that Jesus wanted to satisfy a deeper thirst in her heart, one that He created to draw her closer to Him.

And so, we can agree with Stacie Orrico in saying that there’s more to life than chasing temporary highs to temporarily satisfy – There’s Jesus! The only one who can truly satisfy our hearts, because after all, He created it.


Beauty from mess

You don’t have to have lived very long to know our planet is seriously messed up. People and places and the way life rolls – it all reminds us daily that sin broke the world and we’re a mess. If that were the end of the story, there would be no hope, and no point to living.

BUT GOD! Listen to David’s song of gratitude and confidence in a good and perfect God who makes life worth living: ‘God’s way is perfect. All the LORD’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.’ (Psalm 18:30). That’s good news!


The Terminal

In ‘The Terminal’ the main character gets stuck in an airport due to political crisis in his home country. He isn’t allowed to depart on a flight, or exit the building into America: he is stuck neither coming or going.

1 Peter 2:11-12 describes Christians as exiles, people who aren’t home with Christ yet, just like the man in The Terminal. However, whilst in this time of waiting, we are called to live good lives amongst the people.

Ask God to show you what it means to live good lives for God in the space where you find yourself, remembering that this isn’t your final destination.