God Is Always Making Things New

Dear Friends In Jesus Christ:

The reading from the Hebrew Bible for November 10 was striking at least to me. It seemed it spoke to the mood of the Church, The United Methodist Church and more local congregations than I care to number.

These words of Haggai a post exilic prophet speak volumes to our context. Take a read and a listen if you can. Go slow, pause, reflect, question and imagine.

...on the twenty-fourth day of the month, in the sixth month. In the second year of King Darius, in the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai, saying: Speak now to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, and say, Who is left among you that saw this house in its former glory? How does it look to you now? Is it not in your sight as nothing? Yet now take courage, O Zerubbabel, says the Lord; take courage, O Joshua, son of...continue reading