Love Came Down in Wisdom/L’amour arrive avec sagesse

As a follower of Jesus Christ, when you find yourself facing trials of every size and variety, don’t be surprised. Since Adam & Eve said “yes” to desire and “no” to God, humanity has struggled. Christians are no exception but thankfully, our faith in trials reaps fruit found nowhere else. James, co-leader of the Church, […]

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Love Came Down with the Father’s Dreams

In the days of Zechariah, Israel swayed weakly at a crucial crossroads.  Having returned to Jerusalem, the exiles began a slow painful rebuild of their lives.  Though the temple altar was built by the fall of that year, opposition was fierce against the Jews and in their distress, they abandoned the work to avoid further […]

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Love Came Down with Peace

A good friend of mine once pronounced, “I will know I am healed when peace fills my heart”. Like my friend, Micah the prophet lived a fierce pursuit of peace during turbulent days of King Jothan, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, as he suffered Israel’s choice to turn from Almighty God to pagan gods en masse. By […]

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Love Came Down with Fierce Redemption

I love the story of Hosea.  Incredulously, this Middle Eastern man is told by God, “Go. Marry a prostitute.  Your life is now an object lesson for Israel.  They are whoring on every hillside trying to get from Baal what only I can give.  I still am here, waiting for them.  Now you, Hosea, go […]

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