Category: The Word of the Lord

“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,”

“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,” ELW 631, verses 2-4   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… Continue reading




John 17:6-19

John 17:6-19   Today’s entire reading from the Gospel of John is part of a prayer made by a son to his father. Jesus is going down the checklist, as if his father had asked whether he had completed the chores that were assigned. I’ve… Continue reading




John 3:1-17

John 3:1-17   God said to Moses, “Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live: (Numbers 21:8). If you have ever been to the doctor, a hospital or a clinic you may… Continue reading




Romans 8:12-17

Romans 8:12-17   Paul uses the word “flesh” to represent sin, death and the devil–a chasing after other gods, in other words breaking the First Commandment. The choice for Paul could not be clearer: life in Jesus or death in sin.   The irony that… Continue reading




Psalm 29

Psalm 29   “Ascribe to the Lord” (ATTL) doesn’t have the same ring to it as WWJD, “What Would Jesus Do?” but is sort of its partner in meditative reflection on discipleship. When was the last time you “ascribed” something to the Lord? Ascribing is… Continue reading




Reckless Words

Reckless Words by Joni   “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18 When God created the world, He spoke it into being. When Jesus walked the earth, He spoke and the lame were healed. When Peter… Continue reading




“Oh, Love, How Deep,”

“Oh, Love, How Deep,” ELW 322   Oh, love, how deep, how broad, how high, beyond all thought and fantasy, that God, the Son of God, should take our mortal form for mortals’ sake!   God sent no angel to our race, of higher or… Continue reading




“Oh, Love, How Deep,”

“Oh, Love, How Deep,” ELW 322   Oh, love, how deep, how broad, how high, beyond all thought and fantasy, that God, the Son of God, should take our mortal form for mortals’ sake!   God sent no angel to our race, of higher or… Continue reading




John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15   Love That Says, Tell The Good News The gospel writer Mark, in chapter 16, tells the story of women coming early to anoint the dead body of Jesus. But when they find the tomb empty and are trembling with fright, an… Continue reading




Romans 8:22-27

Romans 8:22-27   Love That Prays For Us “I’m praying for you.” What comforting words to hear from one you love and respect, especially when going through a time of struggle. Today we’re reminded that this also is a gift from the Spirit! These words… Continue reading