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Blood, thicker than water and sufficient

It’s fairly hard for me to write about the same subject again and again. I think the author of Hebrews can teach me a lot about that. He writes over and over again about what Jesus had done. I suspect he does it to really push that point home. I think he is afraid that […]

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Grace for the boundary breaker

Many people are made to be decent. It’s as if they never do anything wrong. Their hair is always perfect. They are really pleasant people and won’t harm a fly. I wish I could’ve been like that, but I’m more of a boundary tester. And it’s not as if I go looking to test the […]

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God gives special moments

A friend of mine and his family were visiting the Kruger Park. They were very excited as they told us about all they had seen. Before they had left, each of them has asked the Lord for a special experience with a specific animal. My friend longed to see a ratel, his wife wanted to […]

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The best Advocate and He’s free!

A friend of mine works for a major international firm of attorneys. At the height of Covid-19, I asked him how the company was doing in this difficult time. He said his division was doing fairly well, but the people in litigation were struggling, because the courts were closed. He added that the people with […]

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A pizza and God’s grace at the take-away window

There is so much power in a greeting. Years ago, we had to greet everybody with a kiss. Sometimes it was really gross. Nataniël has this story about the aunt with the mole that you had to dodge, or the other one who had such flabby lips that it left you wondering whether she had […]

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Love in action

I’m with a friend of mine. As he talks to me, tears run down his face. He is describing the last minutes before his daughter’s operation. Her leg had to be amputated just below the knee. An aggressive cancer had been discovered in her fibula. Only two out of a million children get it, and […]

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All his doing

I pity the people who lived on earth before Jesus came. They did not actually have a chance of going to heaven. If they sinned, they had to take the punishment. I suspect I would have missed out on heaven too. But thank goodness God came with a supernatural, incomprehensible rescue effort. I will never […]

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A pizza and God’s grace at the take-away window

There is so much power in a greeting. Years ago, we had to greet everybody with a kiss. Sometimes it was really gross. Nataniël has this story about the aunt with the mole that you had to dodge, or the other one who had such flabby lips that it left you wondering whether she had […]

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You and your debt

God is a doing God. God is a God who keeps his Word. If He decides to do something, He doesn’t throw in the towel at the halfway mark. When He realises how huge the act is and how much it will demand of Him, He doesn’t reconsider and go against his Word. Jesus is […]

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God’s grace is enough

Many, many times I am amazed by God’s grace. The immensity of God’s grace is simply too awesome for me to understand. How can God love a sinful guy like me, just like that? But even more, how can God take the punishment for all the wrong things I have ever done? And for all […]

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