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

Palestinian shepherds are different than most shepherds worldwide. Most places in the world the shepherds come behind, driving their flock. In Palestine they walk ahead and the sheep follow. Jesus leads his flock. He goes before. And though that often results with us running to catch up, it means we are not going anywhere that Jesus has not already been. Continue reading
Posted: May 4, 2017, 3:06 am
We should not let sweet images of Jesus as the Good Shepherd with a lamb around his neck obscure the fact that such words nearly get him killed. Continue reading
Posted: May 3, 2017, 3:53 am
The narrative of the road to Emmaus is pregnant with meaning for a community known as “the way” – literally, “the road”. The unseen Christ walks with us. Through him the scriptures are opened to us. In the broken bread we recognize him. It is the story not only of the first believers but of every generation. Continue reading
Posted: April 27, 2017, 4:55 am
It is Easter, but we push on toward Pentecost. We push on towards that day when the Spirit reigns in every heart and all are gathered at God’s table. Continue reading
Posted: April 22, 2017, 7:15 pm
Friday 1 Peter 1:3-9 8Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, 9for you are receiving the outcome … Continue reading
Posted: April 22, 2017, 3:48 am
Who am I to speak of joy in trials? Continue reading
Posted: April 20, 2017, 3:39 am
Thomas takes center stage every year on the Sunday after Easter. But before he appears, there is the risen Jesus speaking peace to his shaken community, and breathing on them his Holy Spirit. Continue reading
Posted: April 19, 2017, 4:47 am
A noble dying, a shameful death. A royal claim upon the city, and a rejection of that claim. The cries of Hosanna are not sounds of praise, but pleas for aid and deliverance made to the passing king – but then the crowd will cry for blood. Sunday is all of this. Continue reading
Posted: April 4, 2017, 4:37 am
Jesus has filled the blind man with light. He has washed away the mud. And Jesus has not only filled him with a physical, material light, he has filled him with a spiritual light. Continue reading
Posted: March 26, 2017, 12:41 am
Israel is in the desert, fleeing pharaoh behind them and fearing the deprivation ahead of them. The little words in our text, “there was no water for the people to drink,” are truly fearful. Water is life. Continue reading
Posted: March 17, 2017, 11:22 pm