Genesis 12:1-4a 12Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those who bless you, … Read more
Who Will Buy?
Genesis 2:15-17 15The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you … Read more
Schrodinger’s Theological Cat
Zechariah 8:1-8 8 The word of the Sovereign of heaven’s legions came to me, saying: 2 “Thus says the Commander of heaven’s vanguard: I am zealous for Zion with great jealousy, and with great wrath am I jealous for her. 3 Thus says the Ruler of the multitudes of heaven: I will return to Zion and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and … Read more
You Are Loved. Pass It on”
Isaiah 2:1-5 The Future House of God 2 The word that Isaiah son of Amoz envisioned about Judah and Jerusalem. 2 And it will be in coming days the mountain of God’s home shall be the highest of the mountains and shall be elevated beyond the hills; all the nations shall stream to it. 3 … Read more
And What About My Child? Finding the Light When Brokenness Remains Broken
1 Kings 17:17-24 17 After (the miracle multiplying the meal and the oil) the child of the woman, the owner of the house, became ill; and his illness was so overwhelming that there was no breath left in him. 18 And she said to Elijah, “What is between me and thee, man of God? You have come … Read more
God is Love – No Ifs Ands or Buts!
Exodus 2:1-10 NRSVue 1Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. 2The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. 3When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him and plastered … Read more
Doves & Dreams: Voices in The Wilderness
Isaiah 62:1-7, 10-12 For the sake of Zion I will not keep silent, and for the sake of Jerusalem I will not keep still, until her vindication shines out like blazing light and her salvation like a flaming torch. 2 The nations shall see your vindication, daughter, and all the monarchs your glory, and you … Read more
What Is Your Guiding Star & Ultimate Concern?
Isaiah 60:1-6,11 Arise, daughter; shine, daughter; for your light has come, daughter; and the glory of the Holy One has risen upon you, daughter.2 For – watch now, daughter! – bleakness shall cover the earth and thick bleakness the peoples,and upon you, daughter, the Holy One will arise, and over you, daughter, God’s glory will appear.3 Nations shall come to your light, … Read more
The Marks of Faith
AM: Genesis 2:7-9, 15-17, 21-25 The Sovereign God crafted the human from the dust of the humus and breathed into its nostrils the breath of life, and the human became a living soul. 8 And the Sovereign God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there placed the human whom God had formed. 9 Out of the ground the Sovereign God made to … Read more