Kathy is a graphic designer and artist from Michigan. She enjoys reading and learning about Law and Gospel, as well as the Lutheran Confessions. She is thankful for the opportunity to be learning and writing about how everything points to the work of Christ for us. She loves a good book, a big cup of coffee, traveling, and playing volleyball with her friends.
The more I heard the song, the more I heard the heart of the Gospel in the song. The music swept through the office like a refreshing breeze. It broke through a playlist which had become stale over time. Repetitively, the words flowed through the air, “let me love you.”
Just like that, the crowd dissipated. Jesus’ words pierced like a bright light through their foggy misconceptions. The Hungry mouths that touched, chewed, and swallowed a miracle, were now brimming with grumbling.
My eyes soaked in the midnight view. Stars crowded the sky. The bright artificial lights of my metropolitan home usually bully the stars into a muted blackness. But not here. Miles into the country, God’s luminaires were on full display.
“When fear knocks, let faith answer.” I turned around to glance at the sign once more as my friend and I drove past. “When fear knocks, let faith answer.” The placement of the statement was what first grabbed my attention.
A significant election is quickly approaching. A candidate will be chosen to hold the highest office in our nation. As a result, media is saturated with candidates promoting themselves, interviewing with journalists, and debating opponents all insisting and entreating the voter; choose me.
Recorded in the Gospel of Luke is the parable of the Prodigal Son. This parable has often been called a “gospel within the Gospel.”
In the classic musical, The Sound of Music, the storyline follows the main character, Maria, as she is sent from her life in an Abbey to become a governess over seven children.
“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life.” -Psalm 23:6. In this one phrase is a glimpse of who God is and what God does.
God cannot love me unconditionally without prerequisites, especially after all I’ve done, can He? I’m afraid it’s too good to be true. I have to do something.
“Peace be with you.” Those are the first words Thomas audibly hears from His Savior’s lips after the resurrection.