Monthly Archives: February 2017

Psalm 51:1-17

Psalm 51:1-17   We are hopefully reminded of our own failings when we read of David’s sincere repentance for his misbehavior–and it was a pretty serious misbehavior! David wants to make sure he has his bases covered when it comes to his wrongdoing. In the… Continue reading

Isaiah 58:1-12

Isaiah 58:1-12   I have only tried to fast a couple of times in my life. It is an ancient and important spiritual practice so I felt it was important at least to try. Unfortunately, whenever I did, the purpose usually shifted from meditation or… Continue reading

Jesus, these eyes have never seen

Jesus, these eyes have never seen That radiant form of thine; The veil of sense hangs dark between Thy blessed face and mine. I see thee not, I hear thee not, Yet art thou oft with me; And earth hath ne’er so dear a spot,… Continue reading

“Face to Face With Christ My Savior”

“Face to Face With Christ My Savior”   Face to face with Christ my Savior, Face to face–what will it be When with rapture I behold Him, Jesus Christ who died for me?   Chorus: Face to face I shall behold Him, Far beyond the… Continue reading

Matthew 17:1-9 # 3

Matthew 17:1-9 # 3   I love Peter. He can go from saying something quite profound one minute to saying something so naॖve the next. His first inclination after seeing Moses, Elijah and Jesus is to build three tents. He launches into a monologue: “Lord,… Continue reading

Matthew 17:1-9

Matthew 17:1-9   It starts out innocently enough. A stroll up the mountain with Jesus. But then company comes. Jesus is joined by Moses and Elijah. What a sight that must have been! Moses, representing the law; Elijah, representing the prophets; and Jesus, representing the… Continue reading

2 Peter 1:16-21

2 Peter 1:16-21   In grade school, a classmate asked how I could believe in God. He waved his hand in the air and said, “If he exists, why can’t I see him?” It was an honest question that I wasn’t equipped to answer at… Continue reading

Psalm 99

Psalm 99   This psalm reminds us that one proper response to our Lord is trembling. We should praise and extol and worship. Holy is God! Yet how often do we, instead, hear the name of the Lord being used in vulgar conversation? Whenever I… Continue reading

Exodus 24:12-18

Exodus 24:12-18   When the brakes went out on our Jeep while climbing a mountain in West Virginia, it kind of took our breath away. We all have probably encountered something in God’s creation that caused us to gasp. For the Israelites, I imagine it… Continue reading

“Love Divine All Loves Excelling”

“Love Divine All Loves Excelling” (ELW 631) Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heav’n, to earth come down! Fix in us thy humble dwelling, all thy faithful mercies crown. Jesus, thou art all compassion, pure, unbounded love thou art; visit us with thy salvation,… Continue reading