It is God who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us, by putting his seal on us and giving us his Spirit in our hearts as a first installment. (2 Corinthians 1:21-22
Makes a down payment on us
Trusting us to become a home.
Seen above (and on home-page mastheads): “St. John in Mourning” by Zachary Roesemann in the current ECVA exhibition, "Recognition & Return."
Readings are from Streams of Mercy: a meditative commentary on the Bible by Ann Kristin Haldors Fontaine (used with permission of the author).