DH Update 9

DH Update 9, Epiphany Week 3 Wed. January 25, 2023

picture of the Lamb with a flag of the cross

Wednesday Meditation (Micah 1:5)

What does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
 and to walk humbly with your God?

As people of faith we do our best to please our God. Our instinct is to be good Christians–whatever and however we mean by being ‘good’ Christians. For the majority of us, being good means to keep commandments and do as few wrongs as possible. In other words we avoid committing any form of sin. So when we are asked, “What does the Lord require of you?” our response is to keep holy and not sin.

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picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Mrs. Coretta Scott KingWednesday Meditation (Matthew 4:16)

(T)he people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.

Americans were remembering Martin Luther King Jr. on this past Monday. He was born on January 15, 1929. After his studies, he was called to Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in 1954. Before he and his wife arrived in Alabama, the blacks in the Southern United States were already involved in movements to break down segregation laws.

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picture of the lamb with a flag of the cross' BaptismWednesday Meditation (Isaiah 60:1)

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

Christians celebrate and give God thanks on January 6, marking Epiphany. Jesus was revealed to the world according to many Christians. This group of Christians celebrate the day of Jesus receiving the three wise men or magi. Many other Christians, however, remember Jesus’ baptism. Through the baptism, Jesus was revealed as the Son of God. We tend to rejoice in Jesus' baptism more than the arrival of the magi. Read more

DH Update 6

picture of Jesus' BaptismWednesday Meditation (Isaiah 60:1)

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

Christians celebrate and give God thanks on January 6, marking Epiphany. Jesus was revealed to the world according to many Christians. This group of Christians celebrate the day of Jesus receiving the three wise men or magi. Many other Christians, however, remember Jesus’ baptism. Through the baptism, Jesus was revealed as the Son of God. We tend to rejoice in Jesus' baptism more than the arrival of the magi. Read more

DH Update 5

Christ candleWednesday Meditation (Luke 2:20)

The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

Many questions. Yes, too many questions come to mind. But this is not the week for questions. Indeed, this is the weak for glorifying and praising God. Yet, since Boxing Day I have been amazed. Amazed at all these people who have felt that somehow they missed a day of shopping or outing because of the terrible snow and wind storm on Christmas Eve. They are out in full force at every store. They are determined to get the bargain before the year end sales are over. It is a sight to behold–the packed parking lots and packed stores. Read more