Tag Archives: Promise

Always

“Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) Is there a promise more powerful than this one? Continue reading

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When you walk through fire

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. –Isaiah 43:2-3 Continue reading

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Sheep and shepherd

You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture and I am your God, says the Lord God. –Ezekiel 34:31 Continue reading

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God with us

The prophetic word grows ever deeper as the ages pass. And the promise is seen to be more than God’s peace for one moment of time; the promise becomes God’s ultimate peace. Continue reading

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Rain is coming

The people of Israel have seen parched earth. They understand the metaphor the prophet is using to describe their inner life. We might talk about tumbleweeds: dry, rootless, blowing in the wind. Continue reading

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It’s not simple

I am not the kind of person who can give simple answers. I have heard them. I have heard people say them to one another. I have heard them say them to me. “She’s with God now.” And this is true. This is profoundly true. It is the heart of what we come together to do on this day – to symbolically entrust Kerstin into the arms of God. But it is not simple. Continue reading

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Life shall last

We stand before the mystery of life with nothing but a promise, a promise that the God who called us into being is not willing to let us perish. We may turn to dust and ashes, but God is not through with his wondrous creation. God is not finished with those he has fashioned in love. Continue reading

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