Wednesday, September 18 – Reflections

Wednesday, September 18 – Reflections

Genesis 18:13-15 “Oh yes, you DID.” I wish I could say I’d never used this childish retort, but…guilty. I bet you have too. (Oh yes, you did.) When Abraham realizes that Sarah has laughed at hearing the extraordinary news that she’ll have a child in her geriatric...
Wednesday, September 18 – Reflections

Tuesday, September 17 – Reflections

Genesis 18:9-12 This passage is, in theatrical terms, “the big reveal.” One of the strangers tells Abraham he’ll be back next year. And when he returns, he’ll see their son. Ha! Abraham and Sarah have always wanted a son. Theirs is the aching, painful, crushing desire...
Wednesday, September 18 – Reflections

Monday, September 16 – Reflections

Genesis 18:6-8 Abraham is a successful guy: big herds of animals, lots of money, plenty of servants, no shortage of people to do his bidding. But when God shows up as these three strangers, he doesn’t try to “staff it out.” Rather, he personally sees to their comfort....
Wednesday, September 18 – Reflections

Sunday, September 15 – Reflections

Genesis 18:1-5 The LORD appeared to Abraham…in the heat of the day (v. 1). Revelations seldom seem to come when we’re comfortable. The Lord didn’t appear while Abraham was enjoying a cool dip in the lake, for example.  God shows up as a trio—as three guys on a hot,...
Wednesday, September 18 – Reflections

Saturday, September 14 – Reflections

Mark 10:1-9 God offers us more creative possibilities than we realize. Opportunities to become creation’s caretakers and find purpose are open to us. Divine boundaries and rules can liberate us. Holy gifts of rest and companionship let us grow. When we struggle to...
Wednesday, September 18 – Reflections

Friday, September 13 – Reflections

Mark 1:16-20 Yesterday’s Scripture reading ended with these words: “This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh. Both the man and his wife were naked, yet felt no shame” (Gen 2:24-25, Christian Standard Bible)....