Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ rocked the world in 2004 with its graphic portrayal of the crucifixion. Clocking in at a little over two hours, the film tells the story of Jesus’ final hours leading up to the cross. The movie was shocking
Andy Williams famously sang about Christmas being “the most wonderful time of the year.” At Christmastime, he sang, we can hear “kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer.” He sang of “holiday greetings” and “happy meetings when friends come to call.”
In the healing of the man at the pool, Jesus clearly displayed his deity. At this time of the year, it is important for us to remember that Jesus was both fully God and fully man, a truth that this text highlights.
In the prologue to his Gospel, John writes of Jesus, “We have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father” (John 1:14). In another place, John tells us that “God is light” (1 John 1:5). John may very well have been