In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit The prophet Isaiah writes: the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For […]
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In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Human nature wants to focus on what is happening now rather than what will happen later. Looking ahead to something yet to happen gets lost when you see and hear wonderful things happening right before your eyes. Perhaps Jesus wants […]
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In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit Among the many miracles of Christ, there is a common feature of almost all of them. The common feature is His omnipotence, His being all-powerful. Jesus encounters and fights misery wrought by sin in His miracles. Fighting this […]
The church year and the secular calendar are on an apparent collision course today. In the world, today is the tenth anniversary of the biggest news story of our generation, 9/11. In the church, today is the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, the healing of the deaf mute. These two items could be easily combined, preaching on how, as God healed the deaf mute, so He brings healing to a world bruised by Terrorism. However, since the anniversary of 9/11 merits its own service, I invite you to join us for Vespers at 3:30 today to apply the Word of God to human suffering. This morning, I’d like to stick with the appointed reading, the healing of the deaf mute, and see how it illuminates the words of the Psalmist, “O Lord, open Thou my lips; and my mouth will short forth Thy praise” (51:15).