By turning the Nile into blood God was striking at Pharaoh’s main idol. Their river god and their source of sustenance, pride, and independence from God.
Wiping her brow and fixing her scarf to better shield her fair skin, Tamar couldn’t help but wonder. “Why can’t I look like other girls, and be like them?” Then bit her tongue for even thinking such a thing.
David Kitz’s retelling of Christ’s passion through the eyes on a Roman centurion makes the story live in a fresh way, and is definitely one to put on your to-read list.
Although we know little about the Roman ruler Pontius Pilate, he remains infamous for presiding over Christ’s trial and execution.
Pilate questioned what he should do with Jesus, even though he had already been presented with all the facts neccesary to know who he really was.
Peter, with his transparent humanity, was a man full of contradictions. But yet there was something geniune and endearing about him and his ways.
Come and hear the One who offers life-giving water, love, and forgiveness – to even one like her.