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Open Our Eyes

When Isaiah saw Jesus as the divine King, it put an end to his self-righteous pride. It put an end to his self-protecting anxiety. It put an end to his self-condemning woes. It filled him with Christ-exalting confidence that the divine King is on his throne, and this King will see to it that his purposes are accomplished. Oh, how […]

Never Will I Leave You!

Our scripture reading this morning was in Hebrews 13 and as my youngest echoed these words, Never will I leave you; Never will I forsake you. ~Hebrews 13:5 I was struck again by the beauty of these words. Every year during Advent, we focus on Emmanuel, God with us. The knowledge that the God of the universe loved humanity so […]

Run Like You’ve Never Run Before

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize! 1 Corinthians 9:24 NIV When I first memorized this verse as a teenager, I thought it meant that I needed to try to be first in everything I did. Of course as […]

Shadow Walking: Always Better Together

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,  complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each […]

Shadow Walking: Follow Me

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.  And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two […]