Today Daily Devotional

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An Armful of Hope
December 06, 2022

Simeon took him in his arms. . . . — Luke 2:28 When Jesus was about six weeks old, an old man cradled him in his arms. In some ways that seems such an ordinary thing to do. It’s what many of us want to do with a little baby—to hold that bundle of new li

Poor Jesus
December 05, 2022

Though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor. 2 Corinthians 8:9The apostle Paul says Jesus was rich. Of course. He was God, after all. But its not that God has a fat bank account or lives on a private island. So perhaps Paul means rich in

The Muted Word
December 04, 2022

God said, Let there be light, and there was light. Genesis 1:3In the Bible the human story begins with a man, and then a woman. The human story of Jesus begins with a woman, Mary. And then Jesus himself begins, as a baby.Its wonderful to picture

The Human Word
December 03, 2022

The Word became flesh. . . . John 1:14It sounds simple: The Word became flesh. In other words, the Word became human, as ordinary as any of us. That sounds simple enoughuntil we know who the Word is. Then it becomes simply astonishing.John fills

Unusual Baby
December 02, 2022

She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger. . . . Luke 2:7At the very heart of Christmas we find a rag-wrapped baby lying in a makeshift crib. By itself, thats not so unusual. Babies show up when and where they happen to be born. Mothers h

December 01, 2022

You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. Luke 1:31No one expected itnot Joseph, and certainly not Mary. A child before marriage. A son conceived without having sex, however that might work. He would be a holy child

Christian Cannibals?
November 30, 2022

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. John 6:54In John 6, Jesus compares himself to the manna that the Israelites received in the desert (see Exodus 16). Then he says that if anyone wa

Broken Bread, Open Eyes
November 29, 2022

When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him. . . . Luke 24:30-31This story in Luke 24 is mysterious. During the previous week, Jesus had ea

The Footwashing King
November 28, 2022

Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one anothers feet. John 13:14John 13 shows us that during Jesus final Passover meal with his disciples, he got up and washed their feet. This was ordinarily the job of

November 27, 2022

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1:14One fundamental truth of Gods long history with human beings is simply this: God loves to be with people.In the beginning, God walked with humans in the garden (Genesis 3:8). And when