When Jesus comes to town

“The next day the great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.” | John 12.12, NRSV It is interesting to see how people prepare the way for Jesus today.  In America, we set up shop at his grave, selling -covered crosses, bubble gum eggs and bunny slippers.  “Get […]

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Lessons from Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday reminds us that even the silence speaks for God.  The grave does not close God’s mouth.  It does not have the final say.  There will be no grave-robbing here. Holy Saturday teaches us that the power of God is not covered up by dirt or rocks. God weighs mountains and challenged us to […]

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A Prayer for Resurrection

God of the resurrection and of the resurrected people, we bless Your name and raise the standard of our affection. This is Your day. Let Your praises rise this day. Let Your glory rise this day. Let the fragrance of Your sweet Spirit rise this day. Because we have entered into Your house with the […]

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“Sunday’s Coming”

She kept her quiet vigil In the shadow of the cross, A youthful, sad- eyed woman Weeping softly for her loss… It was Friday… and her son was going to die… The infant she had cradled In her heart in other days Looked down in anguish With compassion in his gaze… It was Friday… and […]

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Thank God for Good Friday!

We call it Good Friday.  It might be considered an oxymoron given what happened to Jesus more than two thousand years ago.  He was falsely arrested, savagely beaten, mercilessly mocked and crucified without apology.  He looked out and the crowd of more than 5,000 that he had fed were not there.  He looked down and […]

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