Old struggles, new mercies

On the heels of Jesus’ birthday party comes a time where we raise and clink our glasses to celebrate the start of a new year.  Both the Advent season and the New Year have this ability to sprinkle hope in our midst.  And yet, inevitably, there are smears of disappointment or a sticky residue of profound heartache that competes with that hope.  We are living in an “already but not yet,” world, bearing the tension of the joy of our salvation right next to the still existent brokenness.  This tension… Continue reading Old struggles, new mercies