Jesus prayed for you

“I am praying not only for these disciplesbut also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you.And may they be in us so that the world will believe…

Weary on my knees

This past week has been brutal. With the compounding of the fatigue from quarantine regulations, grief of loss during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the uncertainty of a second wave and the desire for some kind of contented normalcy, what was already a volatile part of our country has been lit with gasoline and blown into…

Jesus’ coming… in our hearts

… Till He appear’d and the soul felt its worth. * Advent is the unity of our expectation of the three comings of Christ: in the flesh in Bethlehem, in our hearts daily, and in glory at the end of time. Today we acknowledge and praise God for the expression of His love through Jesus…

What are you waiting for

The Advent season begins this Sunday. This is the season we actively anticipate the commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. But not only that… For most of my life, I have thought of the Advent season as the culmination of the year rather than the beginning. I grew up in a church that did…