Behold the Glory ~ Scripture Sunday

And we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father (John 1:14)

What is it about little white lights in December? We wrestle a giant tree into our living room, and every year I do my level best to make the green tangly wires disappear into the fragrant branches so the small twinkly lights can work their magic. We place white lights in every window, wrangling extensions… Continue reading Behold the Glory ~ Scripture Sunday

Celebrating God in the Neighborhood

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us...

Sunday Scripture Using the lens of what C.S. Lewis called "the baptized imagination," I try to picture what it must have been like for Jesus's brothers to sit around the breakfast table or to do weekend chores with a sinless sibling. After John, the Gospel writer, had opened his own lens wide enough to take… Continue reading Celebrating God in the Neighborhood

The Word Became Flesh ~ Sunday Scripture

And the Word became flesh...

Became. On this first Sunday of Advent, pause with me for a moment to soak in the stunning presence of the word "became" in connection with God the Son. Immutable and eternally uncreated, God became something else: Infinite became finite; Eternal became temporal; Invisible became visibly a baby, born in a remote part of Palestine and tethered to flesh… Continue reading The Word Became Flesh ~ Sunday Scripture