The God of Mercy

The God of Mercy

The prophet Jonah stood exposed on the deck in the great storm. “What shall we do to you?” asked the sailors. The prophet did not even try to find a word of excuse. He was honest and admitted that he was guilty. It is not easy to stand face to face with the...
Love & Justice

Love & Justice

The child that Rachel cradled gazed up at her with a glassy look, offering no expression or emotion. Usually one can read emotion in the eyes. Not so with this child. We had seen this before: the blank, unresponsive eyes; the stark rib cage protruding out from the...
God’s Mercy in Action

God’s Mercy in Action

Lutherans have been in Madagascar for a hundred and forty years. Since 1866, when Norwegian missionaries landed on the shores of this African island nation, the name Lutheran has been synonymous with the clear preaching of Christ Jesus and compassionate care extended...
Have Mercy

Have Mercy

Jesus was on an urgent mission. In Mark 1:38, Jesus expressed this urgency, “Let us go… to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” Preaching the Good News was why Jesus went from village to village. Not only did he preach the Good...