A meditation by Andrew Philip Long December 17, 2017: Lessons and Carols Joy. Joy! It is everywhere today—in the beautiful music and the pretty lights and the excited voices. It is also on every page of Scripture we’ve read today. Even Adam and Eve were joyful; they disobeyed God and were removed from the garden, but God sent them out with grace for their journey. The prophet Isaiah spoke joyful words over Jerusalem of the coming Messiah. Mary was joyful—a little scared, too—
“The Equity of God” A sermon by Andrew Philip Long The First Presbyterian Church of Enid, OK Isaiah 40:1-11 There is a great side-by-side picture that has been circulating on social media lately. On one side there are three people—tall, medium, and small—trying to see over a fence to a baseball game on the other side. Each is standing on a milk crate. Standing on the milk crate, the tallest person can see over the fence quite well, even though they could see over without it.