“Oh Lord, you are the musician, and we are all your instruments. You breathe, and we come to life. You breathe, and we are horns for your glory. You blow through the world the winds of the spirit, and we like chimes cannot keep silent. You pluck the strings of our hearts, and we become a psalm. You come, and now we must sing.”

– Walter Wangerin Jr., Preparing for Jesus

for your weekend

Enjoy your weekend, friends! Here are a few good reads for the journey.

What the View of the Delft and the Shepherds at Night Teach me about Watching by Lore Ferguson Wilbert

Christmas: The Fairy Tale That Must Be True by Scott Sauls

Why Doesn’t God Heal People We Love by Joni Eareckson Tada for Ann Voskamp

Sarah Bessey’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016 by Sarah Bessey

Worth Every Second a beautiful video with Vaneetha Rendall for Desiring God

See Beyond Despair in Aleppo by Ben Irwin for Preemptive Love Coalition