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 Heaven’s Metrics

Have you ever felt you just didn’t measure up to a person’s expectations or standards?   From failed interviews to missed pitches,  to wrong formulas, to missed appointments,  we have all choked down disappointment when  we missed the mark. Yet what happens when a nation blows it?  When God is viewed from such a  distance, […]

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Love Came Down to our Caves of Crisis

Winter finally came to Port Perry, here in Ontario,Canada.  Cold has set in. I struggle with the grey skies, the biting wind and soaked feet in boots just purchased.  Winter is not my favourite season.  Yet when I bundle up, I am always surprised by the glory I discover in crisp blue skies, fresh white […]

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Love Came Down with Goodness

“You’re a good, good Father.  That’s who you are! That’s who you are!  And I am loved by you.  That’s who I am!  That’s who I am!” “Good, Good Father” has caught the heart of  worshipers across North America.  This powerful modern-day psalm was birthed in a house church service by Tony Brown, a young […]

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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 Down for Us to Behold

Ezra 3: 1: And when the seventh month had come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered together as one man to Jerusalem. 2 Then Jeshua the son of Jozadak and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and his brethren, arose and built the altar of […]

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Love Came Down with Royal Worship

As David ascended the throne, worship of Almighty God soon became preeminent for Israeli culture. After the initial disaster as Uzza’s death at the Giant Threshing Floor, killed for touching the ark of the covenant when the oxen stumbled, everyone was gun-shy about moving God ‘s resting place into town. Quickly they had dumped the cart […]

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Love Came Down with Greatness

King David went in and sat before the Lord; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far? And yet this was a small thing in Your sight, O Lord God; and You have also spoken of Your servant’s house for a great […]

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Love Came Down in Holiness

This Week’s Reading: Leviticus 1-11 Then Aaron lifted his hand toward the people, blessed them, and came down from offering the sin offering, the burnt offering, and peace offerings. And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of meeting, and came out and blessed the people. Then the glory of the Lord appeared to all […]

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