He is Our Peace.

I’ll be honest today and say that I am spent. I have set out a few times this morning to write about peace, to tell you about the wholeness and “shalom” (to use a biblical word) that we focus in on this last week of Advent. At the end of it all, though, I think…

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus- but take your time…

Come, Thou long expected Jesus; Born to set Thy people free; From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in Thee. Early on in the professional wanderings of Jesus, the misfit band of God-in-flesh and his fishermen entourage came across an infirmary. This particular group of handicapped folks hung out in…

Friendship is for Those Who Fear

One little phrase from David sums up this strange relationship we have with the love of God. The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him. Love is only for the frightened. Camaraderie is reserved for those who are willing to be weak. Jesus can only be our homeboy if we are scared…