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The Rev. John Gunn

Walking in Darkness

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of His servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God. -- Isaiah 50:10

Many will recognize the experience described here as their own. It is the picture of one who fears the Lord and obeys Him, yet walks in darkness and has no light.

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The Rev. Dr. David Lose

The Heartbreaking Messiah

Mark 8:27-38

Proper 19 - Year B

September 13, 2009

The Rev. Dr. David Lose (ELCA)

Have you ever heard the sound of a heart breaking? Do you remember what it sounds like?

Maybe it was your son or daughter's heart breaking when they graduated from high school or college only to find the job market had disappeared, taking with it any chance for the future they'd dreamt about. Or maybe it was your sister's heart breaking when the doctor called to say the cancer was back and she had to face the fact that she wouldn't see her children grow up. Maybe it was your friend's heart breaking when he called to say that his marriage was over.  Or maybe it was your own heart breaking when your house went into foreclosure and so many of the dreams you'd held seemed to vanish into thin air.

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