Esteem

Esteem

“O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.” (Isaiah 25:1) This “exalting” of God is what we long to unfurl across the widest horizon of our lives, even though the word...
Parallel Stories

Parallel Stories

“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour…And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened.” (Matthew 27:45, 51-52) As...
Stellar

Stellar

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house the saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.”  (Matthew 2:10–11) The wise men should make us weep. They come to light in the gospel narrative...
Well Worth It

Well Worth It

“My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord.” (Psalm 145:21) It is always a good idea to come into the Lord’s presence with an armload of praise. He has filled our lives with his presence, and we are indebted to him from the moment our eyelids flicker open...
Doorways

Doorways

“Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts; his name is the Lord; exult before him.” (Psalm 68:4) My grandmother owned an enormous bunch of curiously designed keys that jingled as she moved around her home...