The story is told of a new employee at a florist shop who was taking an order for a funeral wreath. The customer made her request: “I want ‘Rest in Peace’ on both sides.” After a moment of thought, she added, “And, if there’s room,
Ancient Roman coins were frequently produced with an image of a god or the current Caesar. This currency was forbidden as trade in the Jewish temple precisely because it presented Caesar as a quasi-deity. The Jews served the one, true God, they claimed, and would
Jesus wanted his followers to have peace in the midst of tribulation. He encouraged their peace because he had overcome the world. Since he overcame, we can be at peace that we, too, will conquer as we rely on his strength.
If you have worked with children in any capacity, perhaps you can picture this scene: Two children come screaming to you, fighting over a particular toy. Each insists that he had it first and that the other took it from him. The solution appears simple: