A Teenage Girl Sings Of God

It’s easy to see Mary through twenty-first century eyes as the esteemed and admired mother of Jesus, respected by everyone.  But we do so to our own impoverishment.  She became all of these things, of course, but she didn’t start out that way.  She began as a frightened teenage girl, pregnant and unmarried.  Her intended,Continue reading “A Teenage Girl Sings Of God”

Facing the Improbable

Luke does a compare/contrast with Zechariah and Mary in the first chapter of his gospel. Both love and serve God, are visited by the angel Gabriel, and are about to have unexpected sons who will alter the course of Israel and the world. Finally, both appear to have similar responses to the astounding news aboutContinue reading “Facing the Improbable”

Jesus Wept

Yvonne wants to know exactly what John meant when he wrote, “Jesus wept” (John 11:35)? This verse is part of John’s account of Jesus raising His friend Lazarus from the dead. This miracle was the final “sign” in John’s highly selective catalogue of miracles that he recorded to lead people to faith and life throughContinue reading “Jesus Wept”