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Sunday Reflections (Page 2)

Sunday Reflection; March 27, 2016

Different News Feed Just women were the first evangelists For what had happened on that day; After their fear, they ran to tell the news, And weren’t believed; So now we say, “Well, color me surprised! What’s new? Like, duh!” When Luke says Peter checked it out And found it so, and yet he just…

Sunday Reflection; March 20, 2016

Coming to the City Nearest You Jesus comes to Jerusalem, the city nearest you. Jesus comes to the gate, to the synagogue, to houses prepared for wedding parties, to the pools where people wait to be healed, to the temple where lambs are sold, to gardens, beautiful in the moonlight. He comes to the governor’s…

Sunday Reflection; March 13, 2016

“Because” by Thom M. Shuman because we have preserved our joy in manna jars for the long winter of despair, storing them in the dark corners of our souls, we have forgotten its gritty taste; because we have put a tight lid on our joy, and put it in the back of the pantry, we…

Sunday Reflection; March 3, 2016

Skeletons Written by John van de Laar In each of our hearts is a locked place, God; Like a forgotten room or a dark cupboard, We would prefer to forget it even exists, But inside it are things that won’t stay hidden. Others would never suspect that we carry such a place; We guard our…

Sunday Reflection; February 21, 2016

fox and hen If you have ever loved someone you could not protect, then you understand the depth of Jesus’ lament. All you can do is open your arms. You cannot make anyone walk into them. Meanwhile, this is the most vulnerable posture in the world –wings spread, breast exposed –but if you mean what…

Sunday Reflection; February 14, 2016

Spirit-led and Spirit-fed Drenched by Jordan’s buoyant power, confirmed by dove’s anointing perch, conformed to Heaven’s sundering plow, bewildering days now beckon. Spirit-led and Spirit-fed, off to the famishing wilds now tread. To face the full force of the Tempter’s enticements: Can the river’s wet mark endure wilderness heat? Spirit-led and Spirit-fed, pondering stones transformed…