Earth Day 2019

April 22nd is observed as ‘Earth Day’. But really everyday is earth day since creation! (Gen 1:28-31). Here you see an image with concentric circles displaying the created beings with the 7th ring being clear to depict ‘rest’. What follows is a flower pattern representing the petals of flower to show a bloom. God indeedContinue reading “Earth Day 2019”

Journey with Jesus : Ratified

In biblical times covenants were made and sealed or ratified with an animal sacrifice.  The two parties come together and make an agreement. The animal sacrifice was a ritual reminder of the consequences to breaking an oath/agreement. God also makes a covenant with man (humankind). The very first of covenants between God and man wasContinue reading “Journey with Jesus : Ratified”

Journey with Jesus : Remember

Maundy Thursday, commemorates the mandetum or commandment of the Lord. Jesus along with his disciples celebrate the Passover meal together as part of the Jewish tradition in remembrance of how Yahweh saved them from the Egyptians and made then into a nation. During Jesus’ lifetime the Israelites were under the Roman rule and were hopingContinue reading “Journey with Jesus : Remember”

Journey with Jesus – Forgiven!

In ancient Israel it was customary for the guests of the house to provide water to wash the feet of those who enter. Walking on dusty roads with open sandals people carried a lot of dirt and dust on their feet. The hosts were permitted to add a drop of perfume to this water ofContinue reading “Journey with Jesus – Forgiven!”

Journey with Jesus (House of Prayer)

Jesus enters Jerusalem amidst all the laurel and praise due to Him. He enters the Temple and is appalled at the place of Meeting (between God and man) changed to a business/trading center. He overthrows  all the money changers’ stalls and tables. (The letter of the law kills but the spirit gives life). Yes theContinue reading “Journey with Jesus (House of Prayer)”

Journey with Jesus (Praises: won’t let the stones take my place)

This past sunday we were drawn to remember Jesus entering into Jerusalem amongst cheers and praises. The people had witnessed and heard about all the miracles this Rabbi had done. They heard his teachings and longed to be in his presence. This same Jesus was among the people who journeyed into Jerusalem in preparation forContinue reading “Journey with Jesus (Praises: won’t let the stones take my place)”

Saint Patrick’s Day

The Shamrock is the National plant of Ireland. It is a three-leaved plant. It is found in abundance in Ireland. Traditionally,  Saint Patrick is believed to have used the shamrock to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity (One God, three persons). The three leaves are of one plant so is our God one in threeContinue reading “Saint Patrick’s Day”

Journey with Jesus (Ash Wednesday)

The Christian Calendar is a wonderful way to nourish the soul. Those chosen days help set apart concentrated time with our Creator. It brings to the forefront the acts of amazing grace. We are coming to the culmination of one such period of concentrated remembrances with its highlight on Easter/ Christ’s resurrection. Journey with JesusContinue reading “Journey with Jesus (Ash Wednesday)”

Woman!

On March 8, we will be recognizing the need to draw attention to women. This day highlights the oppressive issues that women face day to day and between different cultures all over the world. Well not really highlights the issues but how these should not even be issues women have to face. Sometimes we needContinue reading “Woman!”