Category: The Word of the Lord

Come, Join the Dance of Trinity

Come, Join the Dance of Trinity “Trinity” and “Dancing.” I suspect that those are not two words that we are used to using in the same breath. But here they are together in this hymn. It invites us to imaginatively capture the implications of the… Continue reading




John 16:12-15

John 16:12-15 You are caught up into the Trinity. What God is about in this world includes you. But surprise, surprise, Jesus tells us here that unpacking that “truth” is not like unpacking a box that has arrived in the mail. It is more like… Continue reading




John 16:12-15

John 16:12-15 This week we continue to celebrate the God we worship by focusing on the word “Trinity”—surprisingly a word that never occurs in the Bible. The word “Trinity” comes from later reflection of people of faith through the years as they have sought to… Continue reading




Romans 5:1-5

Romans 5:1-5 Let’s face it. Being boastful is probably not on the list of our favorite Christian virtues, or at least we feel a bit guilty about it. But here in Romans the Apostle Paul urges us—twice in fact—to take a risk and be boastful.… Continue reading




Psalm 8

Psalm 8 Some of us would probably be a bit uncomfortable about standing up and cheering in worship. But here the psalmist assumes the role of cheerleader and invites us to get up on our feet and join in a few cheers for the Trinity.… Continue reading




Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Tradition sets aside this week for reflection on the Trinity. Many of us have probably had more than one lesson on how complex and weighty a matter it is to comprehend the Trinity. But here the voice of wisdom invites us to… Continue reading




Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart

Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart Spirit of God, descend upon my heart; wean it from earth, through all its pulses move; stoop to my weakness, strength to me impart, and make me love you as I ought to love. I ask no dream,… Continue reading




Oh Master, Let Me Walk With You

Oh Master, Let Me Walk With You O Master, let me walk with you in lowly paths of service true; tell me your secret; help me bear the strain of toil, the fret of care. Help me the slow of heart to move by some… Continue reading




John 14:8-17, 25-27

John 14:8-17, 25-27 As the Sunday when we celebrate Pentecost approaches, we may marvel at how the ways in which the “outpouring of the Holy Spirit” has been understood in various church groups over the centuries. There was a time when it became almost a… Continue reading




John 14:8-17, 25-27

John 14:8-17, 25-27 Jesus is very concerned about the power of God’s peace, so that our hearts are not troubled or afraid. The word Advocate means “helper,” the Holy Spirit, that God has sent to us, not only on a day called Pentecost, but to… Continue reading