Category Archives: Christianity

Runaway

Genesis 16:7-9, 13 “The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert…And he said, ‘Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?’  ‘I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,’ she … Continue reading

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Dew

Deuteronomy 33:13b-16 “May the Lord bless his land with the precious dew from heaven above and with the deep waters that lie below; with the best the sun brings forth and the finest the moon can yield; with the choicest … Continue reading

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Peace

Psalm 139:7, 11-12, 24-25 “Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence?…If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to … Continue reading

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Darkness

Exodus 10:21-23 “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness will spread over Egypt—darkness that can be felt.’  So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three … Continue reading

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Servant Angels

Psalm 103:20-21 “Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.  Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.” Luke 22:41-44 “[Jesus] withdrew about a stone’s … Continue reading

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Gardener

Genesis 2:8-9a “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.  And the Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing … Continue reading

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Heart of Stone

Ezekiel 36:26b-27a “…I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.  And I will put my Spirit in you…” Luke 24:2-3 “[The women] found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when … Continue reading

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Myrrh

Matthew 2:11 “On coming to the house, [the Magi] saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him.  Then they opened their gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.” John 19:38a, 39-40a “Later, … Continue reading

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Palm Branches

John 12:12-13 “The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.  They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna!’  ‘Blessed is he who comes in … Continue reading

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Curtain

Matthew 27:50-51a “And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.  At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” Hebrews 10:19-22a “Therefore, brothers and sisters, … Continue reading

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