The Savior is Born

So [the shepherds] hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. Luke 2:16 "Quick guys, this way. Run, keep up. He's over here. This is it. We've found him, the Messiah. The angel said he'd be wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. There he is. Isn't … Continue reading The Savior is Born

Make It So

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”  Luke 1:38 Mary’s response to the angel’s commission to give birth to the Savior of the mankind is nothing short of extraordinary and deserves digging into. While I am not a Greek scholar, a little internet … Continue reading Make It So

Treasure and Ponder

Recently I watched Anne with and E on Netflix. This is the newest episode version of the classic Anne of Green Gables story. There is a scene in this series where Marilla opens her closet, reaches high up on a shelf behind other things and pulls out an old box. She lovingly opens it to … Continue reading Treasure and Ponder

My Magnificat

Mary: How I praise the Lord. How I rejoice in God my Savior! Hannah: How I rejoice in the Lord! Miriam: Sing to the Lord! For I will sing about the Lord, the God of Israel. Deborah: Praise the Lord! For I will sing about the Lord, the God of Israel. Today I feel like … Continue reading My Magnificat

Healed

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly … Continue reading Healed

Torn

Carrying his own cross, [Jesus] went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE … Continue reading Torn

Rejected

Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”...Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in … Continue reading Rejected

Prodigal Parent

Scripture tells us that Mary had other children—James, Joseph, Judas, Simeon and at least two daughters (Mark 6:3). One can only speculate what it was like to live with an older brother like Jesus! But scripture does give us a few glimpses into their relationship. Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to … Continue reading Prodigal Parent