Sunday, April 1, 2018

It's Sunday!

"Why do you look for the living amoung the dead? He is not here; he has risen!"
Luke 23:5

Today we celebrate an empty tomb.
A risen Savior
The dawning of a new age.

As one of my favorite authors puts it, we can now have the "confident expectation of goodness coming to us."*

Today, feel the Spring air.
Listen to the birds call to one another
Admire a fresh bloom and bright green leaves.

Call your loved ones.
Hug your family who gather around the table.

Today is a holy celebration. Life won.

The Creator redeemed His creation.

Jesus lives.

Photo by Bruno van der Kraan on Unsplash
*John Eldridge, All things New

Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Friday

"But this is your hour—when darkness reigns."
Luke 22:53

Forgive me
For every sin I added on that day
For every weight my error brought
Forgive me

You did not turn from duty
You did not shrink from pain
You bravely set in motion
The day the world would change.

You gave your life as ransom
You paid the final debt
You bore the Hero's burden
Even until death.

Consider this
O' Earth, as the sun puts out its light
Until the morning dawns
Consider this.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Holy Week- Thursday

"I have eagerly desire to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God."
Luke 22:15


That lovely word that speaks of something yet to come.
And promises that the story still unfolds.
There is more.

I wonder did He see the day
The fulfillment of His vow
A vision of the feast before Him
His friends from all ages passing the cup.


Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Holy Week- Wednesday

"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with the dissipation, drunkenness, and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
Luke 21:34-36

Today seems so real
The things that are
And the things that are not
So weighty.

And yet a day is coming with more weight
Then any since this Holy week, we remember
When all our lists, our errands, and our work
Will come to a screeching halt.

And we will stand wide-eyed
Before an ever dawning
New Day.

Father, please guard and guide us in your care
And may we be able to stand before the One
Who stood for us so many years ago.

Photo by Kristen

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Holy Week- Tuesday

"He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."  
Luke 20:38

A seeming contradiction
The senses do not find
When phone numbers are silenced
And yet, He calls alive.

We do not clearly see that age
That He makes us worthy of
But let us hope with confidence
He will see us safely home.

For time is not His master
Death bows to His will
And if He calls them living
Then living they are still.

Photo by Francesco Gallarotti on Unsplash

Monday, March 26, 2018

Holy Week- Monday

"My house will be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers."
Luke 19:45

A home is a holy place
Built with rock and time
Tuned to its builder's music
Learned in daily rhyme

Who then would have the nerve
To disgrace the owner's way
To turn his home into a trap
And expect no debt to pay.

Photo by John Cafazza on Unsplash

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

"Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in the heaven and glory in the highest!"
Luke 19:38

Palm branches wave
Expectations run high

Each hopeful heart rejoicing
Longing for their King

Will the prophesies finally be true

In this Man?

Photo by Levi Hern├índez on Unsplash