Sunday, October 2 – Reflections

Sunday, October 2 – Reflections

Psalm 137 Have you ever tried to sing in worship but found that the words were stuck in your throat? I certainly have. On Sunday, June 21, 2015, “All Are Welcome” by Marty Haugen was our opening hymn at church. But I couldn’t manage to sing “Let us build a house where...
Sunday, October 2 – Reflections

Saturday, October 1 – Reflections

Matthew 20:29-34 The two blind men who are sitting by the roadside when Jesus and his disciples leave Jericho will not be deterred. When they begin shouting, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” the crowd sternly orders them to be quiet (v. 30). Still the men...
Sunday, October 2 – Reflections

Friday, September 30 – Reflections

Lamentations 3:19-26 The book of Lamentations is a series of lament prayers that are counter-cultural for many of us. The one praying is a Jewish survivor from the Babylonian conquest. He lives in the rubble of Jerusalem, amid the slaughter of livestock and the...
Sunday, October 2 – Reflections

Thursday, September 29 – Reflections

Psalm 119:49-64 Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. The prayer is an acrostic, made up of twenty-two stanzas, each eight lines long (22 x 8 = 176 verses). Eight different terms for God’s law are used throughout the prayer, and every line uses at least one...
Sunday, October 2 – Reflections

Wednesday, September 28 – Reflections

Matthew 19:16-26 The rich young ruler has an imagination problem. Have you ever hopped into your car and gotten a message on your phone announcing where you are heading and how long it takes to get there? How do our phones know where we are going? Of course, our...