A Mantling God

God is a mantling God. I remember a trip to a shopping mall with our young children. The Fort Worth Zoo had brought some birds to the mall for an exhibition. The most impressive thing I saw gave me chills when I realized the theological implications of what I saw. A Harris Hawk majestically glided…

Blessing God’s People

Today’s Bible reading* includes a Blessing prayed over God’s people. For many of us who have been around church for very long, we may be familiar with this Blessing. In The Blessing, Moses gives Aaron and his sons the content of what to pray over the people of God. This is a prayer prayed by…

An Important Blessing

Isaac gives his son Jacob an important blessing in today’s Bible reading. In Twenty-first Century Western culture, we miss the importance of a father giving his son (or daughter) a blessing. But a blessing is so very important, even today! In the case of Isaac and Jacob, Isaac thought he was giving his blessing to…