The End of Exile is Incarnation

The End of Exile is Incarnation

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail th’incarnate Deity, Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel. In 586 BC or thereabouts, the city of Jerusalem was sacked by the Babylonian army. Many of the city’s citizens were led away in captivity to Babylon,...
We Build The Kingdom

We Build The Kingdom

Mary sang, in the great song that she’s credited with: God has performed mighty deeds with his arm;     God has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. God has brought down rulers from their thrones     but has lifted up the humble. God has filled the...
The Season of Walking and Waiting

The Season of Walking and Waiting

In 587 BC or thereabouts, depending on how you number the years of certain kings’ reigns in various chronicles, the second siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonian army was successful. The first siege was also successful, although incomplete in destructive force....
Repairers of Broken Walls

Repairers of Broken Walls

  Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins     and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,     Restorer of Streets with Dwellings. -Isaiah 58:12 Isaiah was a faithful prophet, and the Old Testament book that bears his...
Rebuilding

Rebuilding

When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the Lord, as prescribed by David king of Israel. With praise and...