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Praise You in this Storm

When I hear this, I think of all those who have suffered so much from weather driven disasters, both overseas and in our own country. And then along with that, we have the gospel text for tomorrow:

15 "If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.
17 This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
18 "I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you.
19 In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live.
20 On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
21 They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them."
(John 14:15-21 NRS)

God forgive us for those times when we woul…

Journey Back Home

Thanks to "Living Lutheran" for this video. My heart was moved as I watched it.When I lived in the Holy Land, not far from Rachel's Tomb, there was no separation wall. Life was difficult, filled with oppression for the local people. But now on top of that, there is greater oppression with this ugly wall. Please pray for all God's people in the land.

Because He Lives

I talked with my internship supervisor this morning. He said I might be preaching this Sunday. The gospel text is for this Sunday is:

John 14:15-21
”If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you. ”I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.” This passage is rich and as some fellow bloggers have already pointed out, there's probably about a dozen different sermons and direction…