The Great Physician

It’s flu season, and this year it seems like it’s particularly bad.  Of course, there’s not much you can do when you have a virus, other than getting plenty of rest and drinking plenty of liquids.  There are now some anti-viral medications that seem to help too.  When we get sick, normally we head to the doctor to be treated.  …

The Baptism of Jesus – Mark 1:4-11

Today we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus with readings from Genesis 1:1-5, Romans 6:1-11, and Mark 1:4-11. The Genesis reading for today’s celebration are the opening words of God’s self-revelation of Himself to us (Genesis 1:1-5).  And, that’s really what the Bible is, isn’t it?  God’s revelation to us of His actions for us.  He tells us of His creation of all things …

Merry Christmas!

The Bible begins in Genesis by recording: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.  The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.  And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.  And God saw …

Christmas Eve – Luke 2:1-14

Tomorrow is Christmas morning when we, and Christians throughout the world, celebrate the coming of God’s Son in the flesh.  It is the fulfillment of a promise which began in Genesis 3:15.  After Adam and Eve rebelled against Him, God promised the “seed of the woman” who would defeat sin, death, and the devil. This promise was reconfirmed to Abraham …