Tag Archives: The Passion Code

The Passion Code: Up

The Passion Code: Up

During His intense struggle on the Cross, our Lord spoke seven times as He hung suspended between heaven and earth. The strangest of these cries was, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? — Matthew 27:46 He knew well what it was to be forsaken. In Galilee, He was forsaken by His family.

His own sweet fragrance

The Fragrance of Jesus

Have you noticed how a particular smell can bring instant memory recall of a particular place or a particular person from the past? It can be a powerful reminder of an event decades after it happened. One of my high school teachers wore a fragrance called Jungle Gardenia. It had a distinctive smell that would

John 7:37

Loud and Passionate

When we view the invitation to come to Jesus through the lens of the Greek text, it is passionately expressive: If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. — John 7:37 The wording of the original text indicates this is a rather loud and deeply emotional outburst. Jesus was not speaking softly here.