Like Abraham, I am being called to put my faith in God.
Our lives are always a mix of deep sorrow and cause for rejoicing, and this psalm reflects that reality.
God, in this lenten season, we claim the promises of God made to Abraham in the covenant.
In these final days before Christmas, we should all look to extend love and grace for each other in bringing peace on earth.
As Christians, we don’t always know how and when to respond to circumstances that test our faith – whether to forge ahead or weigh the evidence and act only when we feel ready.
Like with Mary, God not only whispers the spirit into our lives, but when our ears have become so deeply clogged God passionately shouts out our names.
Today the Christian church remembers the agony of Christ’s death on a cross.
As we prepare for our celebration of Easter in a few short days, let us all dwell in the invitation to participate, witness and proclaim Jesus’ resurrection and the power this has in each of our lives.
As we arrive at Easter this coming week, we anticipate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
When we are facing anguish and affliction, God has promised to wipe away our tears from our faces, remove our disgrace and provide a refuge and salvation. So stand up, hope and believe that God is near.