Sermon: The Songs of Herod, Rachael, and Mary

candle hands topdown“The Songs of Herod, Rachael, and Mary”

(December 16, 2012) In the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown, CT, what does it mean to hear again Mary’s song of hope and thanksgiving in the face of King Herod’s murderous jealousy? Are we bold enough to sing songs of praise with her? (Luke 1:46-55, Matthew 2:16-18)

the fire alarm went off at about the 3:30 mark. You’ll hear a change of vocal quality and a little loss of focus as I resume preaching outside, but the full content of the sermon is intact as preached. Not exactly the way I had planned it, but life happens.

1 thought on “Sermon: The Songs of Herod, Rachael, and Mary”

  1. Dear Becca
    We are in a time when neither words nor metaphors nor even images can fully capture our personal and corporate joy mixed with sorrow. Beautiful mix of Mary and Herod. The fire alarm only emphasized the urgency of the message. May God be with you as you sing this song of hope.

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