Watching for the Morning

On the first day of the week while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb.
As students/followers of Jesus, we live with our eyes turned towards

  • The first morning when Got created and blessed a good world
  • That Easter morning when we were born as children of hope
  • The dawn of that day when all the earth is made new
  • Each Sunday where we are met by Christ anew

Recent Posts

Watching for Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Tomorrow we begin our long journey to Jerusalem where Jesus will wash feet, break bread, pray in Gethsemane, get kissed by Judas and abandoned by his followers, be abused by the thugs who … Continue reading
Posted: February 14, 2018, 6:41 am
The rebirth of the world isn’t coming with the battle of heavenly armies; it is coming with Jesus crucified. It is not by victorious conquest, but by deeds of love and mercy. It is not by strength and power but by service. It is not by judgment but by grace. It is not by purifying the world of the faithless but by gathering the outcast. It is not by gaining the world but by remaining faithful to Jesus even at the cost of one’s life. Continue reading
Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:24 am
There is a radiance here that comes from no fuller on earth. Continue reading
Posted: February 9, 2018, 2:51 am
Saturday Psalm 147 4 He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Just as the notion that God names the stars – the spiritual realities affecting human affairs – is “a message worth … Continue reading
Posted: February 3, 2018, 6:05 pm
Wondrous as was the night sky, my eyes saw what I knew: these are bright shining suns, some new, some old, some red, some blue, some galaxies of stars – all massive fires of primal matter. But what did the ancients see? Continue reading
Posted: February 3, 2018, 12:01 am
Jesus who teaches with authority – an authority confirmed by his command of evil spirits – raises us from death into life as servants to the world. Continue reading
Posted: February 2, 2018, 6:58 pm
Originally posted on Watching for the morning:
Thursday Deuteronomy 18:9-20 Child in a rebel camp in the north-eastern Central African Republic 15The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you…
Posted: January 27, 2018, 10:30 pm
How ironic it is that Jesus is accused of endangering the nation, when it is the Judeans themselves who rebel from Rome and rain destruction on their nation. Continue reading
Posted: January 26, 2018, 8:26 am
In a world so deeply entangled in passions and desires and hates and hostilities, in a world so deeply fractured as our own, in a world where judgment looms over our brokenness and sin, God is casting his net of mercy. He bids us follow. Continue reading
Posted: January 22, 2018, 6:55 pm
Jonah resists the call of God. Tries to, anyway. But the call of God doesn’t let us get away. It pounces on us in unexpected ways – as it did to Peter and Andrew, James and John as they were tending their nets. Suddenly the summons is there and a lifetime of fishing is suddenly turned in a new direction. They will be gathering the world into the arms of mercy, the “fishnet” of heaven’s grace. Continue reading
Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:26 am