Firstfruits Reflection Series
a collection of modern day parables by Joan Carey
Jesus used parables to cause people to experience that kind of “aha” moment. Parables were stories using familiar subjects and everyday symbols to point to a deeper truth. Jesus’ parables often included familiar symbols of the time such as bread, wine, and sheep!
The parables centered on familiar activities of the day – fishing, farming, and herding. This made it easy to relate to; therefore, more likely to be remembered.
In order to understand the deeper meaning in the parables, you have to ponder them for awhile.
Ponder This reflections are like modern day parables.
They are stories using familiar subjects and everyday symbols to point to a deeper truth. Ponder This does just that – causes you to ponder! Hopefully, as a result of that pondering, you will experience a “lightbulb” moment.
A moment when the power of God’s Word and the truth of his promises catches your attention like never before and stays with you for a lifetime.
Snorkeling in Hawaii. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? I was on the vacation of a lifetime. Everyone else was going snorkeling, so I said: “What the heck.” W
Did you ever stop and think about the similarities between the Wizard of Oz story and Christian discipleship? Look, – an unfulfilled farm girl is looking
It was bedtime for little Danny. Danny’s mom hoisted him into bed, said a prayer, kissed him on his sweaty six year old forehead and tiptoed out of the room.