Expecting the Unexpected

Isaiah 53:1 “Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? There are two types of people in the world: those who love surprises and those who hate them. I definitely fall into the first category…especially around Christmas. My husband likes to tell the story of Continue Reading…

“O Holy Night” Revisited

Luke 2:10-11 “And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” [ESV] Taxes…lots of taxes. Political power on steroids. A religious establishment Continue Reading…

Bethlehem and Beyond

Luke 2:11 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”  The contrast could not be sharper. Jesus’ arrival and departure on earth paint stark differences.  Mary’s kiss of affection on her baby’s cheek is replaced with Judas’ greedy kiss of betrayal. Adorned in Continue Reading…

Do You Hear What I Hear?

  Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” Do You Hear What I Hear? You’re probably familiar with this seasonal melody. It was written in Continue Reading…