Sacrifice The Bible is a book of love stories: the love of Jacob for Rachel, of Boaz for Ruth, and of Joseph for Mary. But the greatest story is not one of these; rather, it is the story of God’s love for ordinary people! It is the story of an unreasonable love. ‘‘For God soContinue reading “A Great Love Story”
Dean Farrar was a privileged personal friend of Queen Victoria though he seldom referred to the distinction. But on the first anniversary of the accession of Edward VII to the throne of England, during the service in Canterbury Cathedral, he told how the Queen, after hearing one of her chaplains preach at Windsor on theContinue reading “Every Knee Should Bow”
Luke 23:42-43 “Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you enter your kingdom.’ Jesus said to him, ‘I can guarantee this truth: Today you will be with me in paradise.” There is in Paris a famous picture by Zwiller called “The First Night Outside Paradise.” Our first parents have been driven out of the GardenContinue reading “A Life Reclaimed”
At the end of life’s journey we can look up and find strength in the power of the cross.
41 Demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But Jesus ordered them not to speak. After all, they knew he was the Messiah. (GWN) In the Gospel lesson for Sunday, Jesus heads to Capernaum after being rejected in his hometown of Nazareth. As he heads to Capernaum he encounters aContinue reading “The Word Breaks Through”
How do we show mercy on those whom God has placed around us as our neighbors?