And the crowds who – for a moment – came so close to it all drift away from this amazing invitation to become resurrection people. Yet still, curious, they wonder why this empty feeling gnaws away at their souls?
I thought about my friend Sandee, who would pass peacefully into her own sunset a little over an hour later (probably around sundown in Minnesota), and I thanked God for the continuous witness to the resurrection that we enjoy every single day.
All of you are children of light and children of the day. We don’t belong to night or darkness. So then, let’s not sleep like the others, but let’s stay awake and stay sober. People who sleep sleep at night, and people who get drunk get drunk at night. Since we belong … Continue Reading We belong to the day!
Sunday Morning: do this – We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 Saturday was full with our awesome grandchildren (up to our eyeballs in love and fun), so I didn’t get a chance to … Continue Reading It’s Sunday morning: do this –
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. – Isaiah 43:19 Rebekah and I are finishing off the final few days of our vacation here in Richmond with Naomi, … Continue Reading breathing new life into old structures (kind of like God is with the church)
As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the … Continue Reading How can we keep from singing? spring colors and the imperative of life
I’d like to challenge you to show up at your local faith community, to take communion (as we will at Wake Forest Presbyterian – you are welcome at our church), and to turn your heart toward the spectacular initiative of New Life that we celebrate, and that we strive to live into with creativity, with faithfulness, and with joy.