Archive for December 31, 2015

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It’s not about us. It’s about God.

Psalm 115 1 Not to us, Lord, not to us     but to your name be the glory,     because of your love and faithfulness. 2 Why do the nations say,     “Where is their God?” 3 Our God is in heaven;     he does whatever pleases him. 4 But their idols are silver and gold,     made by human hands. 5 They have mouths, […]

Advent Reflection – Week 4

Advent Reflection – Week 4 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” (Luke 1:38)  In this last week of Advent, as we prepare to celebrate Christmas, there is much that we can learn from Mary concerning faith. The angel Gabriel visited Mary and gave her the unexpected news […]

Advent Reflection – Week 3

Advent Reflection – Week 3 Because of our God’s merciful compassion, the Dawn from on high will visit us  to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Luke 1:78-79) Advent is not merely a season of waiting, but one of joyful waiting.  In the first chapter […]

Advent Reflection – Week 2

Advent Reflection – Week 2 She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because he will save His people from their sins. (Matt. 1:21) In the recent months it seems like it’s become normal to see the flags at half-mast. Events in Paris, Beirut, San Bernardino (to name a few) […]

Advent Reflection – Week 1

Advent Reflection – Week 1  The historical record of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham… (Matt. 1:1)  This is the way that the Gospel of Matthew begins. It starts with a long genealogy from Abraham to Jesus “who is called the Messiah” (Matt.1:2-16). This genealogy spans thousands of years and hinges […]