The Word Among Us

February 2007 Issue

Publisher's Letter

Every year on February 2, we celebrate that day when a devout Jewish man entered the Temple and saw the final chapter of his life unfold. In response, this elderly man spoke a prophetic message that has endured through successive generations and that continues to challenge all of us. More »


I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—indeed, he is coming. (Malachi 3:1) More »

Special Feature

It was November 21, two days before Thanksgiving 2000. I had just finished buying groceries and was loading them into my car in the supermarket parking lot, taking pains to arrange a party cake and flowers on the back seat. More »

At Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, New York, there is a historic carousel—a century-old merry-go-round, hand-carved by the Dentzel sons, that in recent years has been restored and freshly painted. More »

"What can you do?" It is the age-old challenge of the gospel. One family in Houston, Texas, took the challenge to heart and found a unique way to answer it. More »

All around you, wherever you live, there are quiet heroes. I’m sure you could come up with your own personal list: A mother struggling to maximize the potential of a child with autism, a husband tenderly caring for a dependent and querulous wife with Alzheimer’s disease. More »