Tag: Lent

  • In the Shadows of Triumph

    In the Shadows of Triumph

    Isaiah 42:1–9; Psalm 36:5–11; Hebrews 9:11–15; John 12:1–11 Yesterday, we celebrated Palm Sunday. The Messiah, no, the King, no, God (!) entered Jerusalem! At churches around the world, children paraded waving palm branches. The triumphant entry is a big thing! I remember being part of a multi-church parade on Palm Sunday. We walked from one…

  • Acclaim or Quiet

    Acclaim or Quiet

    Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29; Mark 11:1–11; John 12:12–16 HOSANNA! The cry of the people before the gates of Jerusalem was filled with this word. Hosanna is a Hebrew contraction meaning, “save, we pray,” which you just read in Psalm 118:25. Hosanna is used as part of the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles, which was a commemoration of…

  • Star Light Star Bright

    Star Light Star Bright

    Changing the general tenor [of the conversations] isn’t our job, nor is it our responsibility. It is our tenor that is our responsibility.

  • Love Surrendered

    Love Surrendered

    Only God could turn becoming nothing into something beyond understanding.

  • Beyond Sight/Site

    Beyond Sight/Site

    Psalm 119:9–16; Haggai 2:1–9, 20–23; John 12:34–50 Haggai and Zechariah were the two prophets that accompanied the Israelites from exile to home. Their primary focus was the restoration of Israel, not so much as a powerhouse, but as a people and nation of God, including both temple worship and the Davidic kingly line. Later on…

  • Depths of Lent

    Depths of Lent

    What life experience can you use to relate to hope in despair?

  • Found and Find

    Found and Find

    The physical life should be crying, “I’m dying,” while the spiritual life is crying, “I’m gaining life.”

  • Look and See

    Look and See

    We have seen our brothers and sisters behaving in ways that do not seem to be motivated by the love of God or others.