Deep Hope

We shouldn’t be naïve about the challenges we face; but neither should we give up hope that, even if change does not come quickly, God will ultimately bring that future into fulfillment. “Deep hope” calls us to hold to that promise as we walk the path together toward our longed-for and God-promised future. … More Deep Hope

The Future Is Bright

The magi come bearing not just the gold and frankincense that, in Isaiah, were harbingers of a triumphant future, but also myrrh, an ancient burial spice. Matthew is preparing us from the very beginning to understand that the new life Jesus offers us does not come without hardship and sacrifice. We don’t get to skip over the hard parts. … More The Future Is Bright