What wonder! What mystery! God, who is eternal, unchanging, and unsearchable, becomes visible, vulnerable, weak and helpless as a Jewish infant, born of a virgin without human conception
Month: November 2019
God in Bethlehem’s Cave
Maranatha! – Come, Lord Jesus!
The expression “Maranatha!” was a key watchword and prayer among the early Christians. Many Christians today use this expression during the Advent season.
Jesus: a portrait of humility
Who is more helpless than a newborn child? Yet Jesus did not hesitate to share in our humanity, and his birth was only the first manifestation of his humility
The Gift of the Magi
This story is like a parable – it illustrates common everyday images and characters and weaves a story with a surprising ending. It is a story of unselfish love which is like the gifts given by the three wise men, called the Magi, who were led by a star to Bethlehem.
Praising the Names of Jesus
It is especially in the final week of Advent that our attention is fixed on the messianic promises proclaimed by the ancient prophets of Israel.
An Anchor for Your Soul
Watching, Waiting and All That Jazz
Advent is a season of watching, of waiting, of meditating on what it means for us as Christians to be prepared.
DCO – Community on the Rise
Several dozen are gathered behind the sanctuary of Southwest Detroit’s Messiah Church, and the energy is palpable. Today, Detroit Community Outreach (DCO) launches its third round of commitments as a community.