He is Here

Some days I just need to know that God is near. That he is here. That he sees, and hears, and knows. Like Hagar, desolate and alone one moment, and in the next moment comforted with this revelation: “You are the God who sees me” (Gen 16:13). Or like Jacob, dreaming of angels climbing upContinue reading “He is Here”

Why are You Afraid?

This week my readings have led me to think a lot about fear. Rational fear, and irrational fear, and where Jesus is when we experience either kind. The phrase “Do not be afraid” appears 81 times in the Bible, 63 times in the Old Testament, and 18 times in the New Testament. The first occurrenceContinue reading “Why are You Afraid?”