Love Came Near

This Week’s Reading: Genesis 39-47 Have you ever been treated as the favourite, in your family, at work, at school? Did you enjoy the favour and suffer the jealousy? Do I have a story for you! Joseph was the favoured one in his family. When Joseph was born, Jacob bypassed his boys and reached for […]

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Love Comes Down Close and Kind/Amour arrivé près et gentil

In the first letter to the Corinthians, Paul confronted the church with firm resolve.  The entire epistle was one of intensity, instruction and heartbreak. 2 Corinthians is a passionate answer to the stress of their mess.  Paul, himself suffering innumerable trials, encouraged the Corinthians to bear comfort to those in pain with the same comfort God […]

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Love Came with Good News/ L’amour arrive avec nouvelles superbe

The gospel of Luke begins with two miraculous conceptions.  In the fullness of days, Gabriel appeared to Zachariah, Elizabeth’s husband, in the temple.  Gabriel joyfully announced the great news that they were to have a son, a special, set apart son,who would be filled with the Holy Spirit from the womb to turn Israel back […]

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Love Comes Down in Mercy

Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness And has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord And rely upon his God.(Isaiah 50:10, NKJV) A few years ago, my family and I heard Nick Vujicic speak. Born at birth without arms or […]

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Love Came down with Perspective

My children were learning about perspective in school. They ran around the house playing an amusing game where they would peek through the “lens” of their forefinger and thumb and then shout with glee to their object of observation, “You are so small! You are tiny!” I think they loved looking at me with their chubby little hands and shrinking me down to size best.

To anyone who’s ever played this game, you know shrinking a giant building with a pinch of your finger can be amusing. But for Job, attempting to shrink God down to manageable size was a prescription for disaster.

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Love Came Down to Us All

For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me,And what I dreaded has happened to me.I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, for trouble comes.”[1] Since last Friday’s brutal attack by Isis in the city streets of Paris, fear has grown rampant, like black mould in a grow […]

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Love Came Near

This Week’s Reading: Genesis 39-47 Have you ever been treated as the favourite, in your family, at work, at school? Did you enjoy the favour and suffer the jealousy? Do I have a story for you! Joseph was the favoured one in his family. When Joseph was born, Jacob bypassed his boys and reached for […]

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