Tag Archives: God’s mercy

An Ordinary Utensil, A Chosen Instrument

“Vessels of mercy.” That’s the blip that shone brightest on my radar after this morning’s readings. A vessel. Literally a household utensil. Ordinary, domestic gear. Nothing special. Nothing that’s going to set you apart. Just stuff. But when that vessel … Continue reading

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It’s Not You, It’s Us

Hovering over Nehemiah 9 this morning. For over three weeks the people who built the wall have been listening to the Word. What began on the first day of the seventh month with standing before Ezra as he read from … Continue reading

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Mercy and Memory

Maybe you can understand it. Perhaps there’s a way to make sense of a guy who fails to forgive the debt of someone who owes him a day’s wages even though he had been forgiven a debt it would have … Continue reading

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He Heard

What were they thinking? Hadn’t they just walked out of Egypt loaded down with Egyptian plunder? Hadn’t they just walked on dry ground through walls of water that once were the impassible Red Sea? Hadn’t they witnessed those same waters … Continue reading

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