Jacob Limping

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Limping Towards the Promised Land. When God speaks, when the eternal touches time, there are scars - but the dead are raised.

A Reflection on Ash Wednesday and the Lord’s Prayer The key texts for the reflection this Ash Wednesday were Isaiah 58:5-8 and Matthew 6:1-21. The Lord’s Prayer is the focus of our preaching during Lent this year. Daily verses and … Continue reading
Posted: March 2, 2017, 5:13 am
Next Wednesday, March 1, we begin again our Lenten journey, a season shaped by the purple robe placed around Jesus when he was shamed and tortured by his guards. They were taunting him for those whispers and cries that he … Continue reading
Posted: February 21, 2017, 7:12 pm
There is room in the heart of God for us all. Continue reading
Posted: February 19, 2017, 11:58 pm
It seems like we are marching again towards Good Friday, towards the death of kindness and mercy, to the triumph of naked power, to a paroxysm of the Father of Lies. And with what do we stand? Simply the promise that Christ is risen, that the darkness cannot prevail, that death itself yields to the author of life. Continue reading
Posted: February 3, 2017, 6:55 am
Life is amazing. It’s not a resume we build. It’s not a course to be run. It is a rich tapestry made of very simple things. Continue reading
Posted: January 19, 2017, 10:09 pm
We celebrated yesterday, January 15, as the Baptism of Our Lord and the primary text for the day was Matthew 3:13-17: 13Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14John would have prevented … Continue reading
Posted: January 16, 2017, 3:52 pm
Christmas does not mean that all is right with the world. That is clearly not the case. Humanity has a long way to go before swords are beaten into plowshares and a special needs teen isn’t abused and tormented by angry young people because of his vulnerability and race. But something is right with the world. Continue reading
Posted: January 7, 2017, 6:48 pm
Christ comes into the world among God’s faithful people. It is among God’s faithful that Christ is revealed. Continue reading
Posted: January 1, 2017, 7:39 pm
We are not alone in the world. There is a heartbeat to the universe. There is a song of love and life at the heart of all existence. Continue reading
Posted: December 25, 2016, 8:40 pm
"Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:20) Is there a promise more powerful than this one? Continue reading
Posted: December 24, 2016, 5:52 am