Wednesday, February 10, 2016
We have loved ourselves and the things of this world more than our neighbor; we have feared, loved, and trusted above all things in that which is not Yahweh. When the law comes down on us in this way, our hearts rend. They are torn and destroyed. They are exposed.
Wed, Feb 3, 2016
After telling the parable of the sower (“A sower went out to sow his seed…”) Jesus tells the disciples that the reason He speaks in parables is so that “others” may see, but not see and hear, but not understand. Say what?
Mon, Feb 1, 2016
He allowed me, an ordinary person, to use the gifts granted by Him in the first place, with Divine guidance and intervention of other “ordinary people” to help make someone else’s life better. In quilting circles, the design pattern of these quilts is called “Trip Around the World.” I am thrilled and eternally grateful to know they are making that trip! To God be the glory!
Wed, Jan 27, 2016
“According to this, praying to God means: reminding God of His promises. Actually, I don’t need to remind God in particular as to what He should do for me, for someone else, the church or the entire world. It is sufficient to say to Him: Remember, LORD. Reminiscere.”
Wed, Jan 20, 2016
God reveals Himself to Moses as “I AM WHO I AM” or, in Hebrew, Yahweh. But, Who, really, is this “I AM?” As we Lutherans like to say, “What does this mean?” Or better yet, as in the original German language of the Small Catechism: “What is this?” (Was ist das?) What is this name that is a descriptor, a claim, an assertion? What is this God Who names Himself as such?
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