27 01, 2020

Treasuring in the Midst of Busyness

By |2020-01-26T00:01:40-05:00January 27th, 2020|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

January to March is our high season with five events over 10 weeks. I (Alvin) admit I'm not good at taking a step back to be in the moment with God. Too many times, I'm thinking ahead to what's next. And yet, when I think back to Luke 2, twice the author points out that Mary "treasured" two moments: Jesus' birth along with the jubilant exclamation of the shepherds, and

5 12, 2016

Celebrate and Treasure

By |2016-12-01T14:42:35-05:00December 5th, 2016|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

The Christmas season is usually full of energy (perhaps a feeling of hurriedness). We celebrate the birth of Christ on earth with gusto. But we need to sometimes step back. In Luke 2, there are two instances the Bible tells us where Mary stepped back and “treasured these things in her heart.” Once was after the shepherd’s exclamation (Luke 2:19) and the other happened several years later when Jesus stayed

8 12, 2015

Pondering at Advent

By |2016-10-31T13:57:14-04:00December 8th, 2015|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

The excitement of the coming of Jesus can be surreal at times. I can’t imagine what the first Christmas was like, to experience the juxtaposition of a dingy stable where Jesus was born to the grand angelic choir that announced his birth. Luke 2:19 tells us that Mary “treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Again, after Jesus’ visit to the temple at age 12, v51

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