Humble Lk 1:5-7

In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest of Abijah’s division named Zechariah. His wife was from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. Both were righteous in God’s sight, living without blame according to all the commands and requirements of the Lord. But […]

The Christmas Story Lk 1:1-4

Reading an excerpt from Luke 2 was given a place of honor in my family’s celebration of Christmas from my earliest memory. We opened gifts on Christmas Eve and, gathered around the Christmas tree, my dad (or later husband or kids) would usually read it. We waited in anticipation of […]

Broken and Spilled Out

Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus—the man he had raised from the dead. A dinner was prepared in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those who ate with him. Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar of expensive perfume made […]