Coronavirus, God, and us

I guess for all of us the corovirus pandemic has brought about an unexpected change in our lifestyles. Suddenly there is a revised sense of values as normal schedules have been thrown into disarray, the planned everyday routines that we all have suddenly been overthrown by the need to do life in a totally different … Continue reading Coronavirus, God, and us

The Baby’s Crying…

Baby's cry, it's natural and normal, it's the first thing we listen for when they are born. Children even want their dolls to cry. And yet when it comes to Jesus we don't want it to happen and we sing with Martin Luther "no crying he makes..." That disturbs me. Why don't we think he … Continue reading The Baby’s Crying…

Jesus – the opening of God’s arms to our pain

The astounding message of Christmas is the opening of God's arms to our pain and brokenness, a pain and brokenness born of our rebellion, our sin, our selfishness - not something one would expect of God, after all god's just don't do that sort of thing, but then the God of the Bible is true … Continue reading Jesus – the opening of God’s arms to our pain

Kingdom Realities

Jesus inaugurated the kingdom of God - He said, It's near, It's come, It is within you/among you; and what a Kingdom! Totally unlike the kingdoms of this world, a kingdom of righteousness, peace (Shalom), joy in the Holy Spirit. He is both the King and the Kingdom. Everything he said and did exhibited and … Continue reading Kingdom Realities

Your Kingdom Come

The next phrase in the Lord's Prayer, 'Your kingdom come,' reminds us that God is King, he is sovereign. His will and word are final. All the rights are his. He is the One who creates. He is the One who sustains. He is the One who makes the big decisions. His will, will be … Continue reading Your Kingdom Come