No matter what, most of us feel down and out after December 25. We feel like Christmas is over. One account of Jesus’ birth actually supports that feeling…sort of. In the Book of Matthew, Jesus’ life is immediately threatened after his birth, and he’s forced to flee to Egypt. On the surface, it seems like Christmas is over, […]Read more "Christmas. Everything Has Changed."
Although many of us associate joy with Christmas, why is it that many of us feel sad on Christmas night or the day after Christmas? When Christmas ends, we feel a sense of despair. Isn’t that a sign that our sense of joy is fractured? That our joy is inflated? The prophet Isaiah envisioned that God would come […]Read more "Christmas. Everything Will Change. (Joy)"
Video footage of predators hunting in the wild is…wild. Sometimes it’s hard to know who to root for. Although we may want a gazelle, for instance, to survive, we also may realize that a cheetah needs to do what it naturally does to survive, which is to hunt the gazelle. The prophet Isaiah, however, dreamed of […]Read more "Christmas. Everything Will Change. (Peace)"
In the Christmas season, what the church calls Advent, we often turn to the voices of the prophets in the Bible. We do that because they tend to see the messes in which we find ourselves as humans with sharp eyes. Even better, they see with sharper eyes what God is doing, what God can […]Read more "Christmas. Everything Will Change."
Advent (a word that means “coming”) is the time leading up to Christmas where we wait and hope for God to be With Us in Jesus. In order to increase our hope in God, not just at Christmas but in our lives going forward, we invite you to take our Christmas Challenge. We will post […]Read more "The Christmas Challenge"