This is the purpose of Pentecost: The Holy Spirit is given to us to begin the work of bringing God's future into our world today.
Nothing about January 1st warrants transformation. “New” does not emanate from a New Year. “New” emanates from He who said, “I am making everything new”…View More What is New in a New Year?
My Sunday School class read this prayer together at our Christmas Brunch. It is a lovely prayer. Loving Father, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,that…View More A Christmas Prayer
“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world” (John 1:9). –Light comes to Mary in the quiet solitude of her…View More The Lord Has Come
“There was no guest room available for them” (Luke 2:7). Why? –First, census time was a busy time for an innkeeper. –Also, if he admitted…View More Prepare Him Room
Today, the Winter Solstice delivers the longest, darkest day of the year. I’m reminded that Christ arrived in the long, dark night of the world’s…View More Night Gives Way to Light and Sight
The story in the Old Testament, the story of God’s creation, human rebellion, and God’s salvage mission to redeem and restore the earth unfolds, twists,…View More The Story Needs Good News
All the Old Testament, all of God’s promise, all of Israel’s hope, the salvation of a broken world are found in an embryo inside Mary. …View More The Lord Has Come
“The Lord departed” (Ezekiel 10:18); God removed his Presence from Israel’s Temple. He continued to send prophets, watch over the exiles, and shape history for…View More A Family Reunion
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not understood it” (John 1:5). The light, Jesus, was born into a dark world. What…View More The Light of Jesus
Power in the Palace breeds politics, not peace. Magi brought news of a child/king, and when “King Herod heard this, he was disturbed, and all…View More Our Prince of Peace