How All the Pieces Fit Together

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. – Ecclesiastes 3:11 I can tend to get a little lost at the end of the calendar year. I forget theContinue reading “How All the Pieces Fit Together”

In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being

Jesus Christ— our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace; the One through whom and for whom all things were made; and the One in whom we live and move and have our being— became flesh and made His dwelling among us. And nothing—neither death nor life, angels nor demons, the presentContinue reading “In Whom We Live and Move and Have Our Being”

Does the God You Follow Look Suspiciously Like Santa?

Have you ever thought about all the images of God you carry around in your head and heart without even realizing it? From time to time, I reflect on whether any false or lesser images of God have crept into my psyche. During one of these reflections a while back, I discovered that my imageContinue reading “Does the God You Follow Look Suspiciously Like Santa?”

Daily December Devotional — Day 30

Today’s Verses: Luke 2:36-40 There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting andContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 30”

Daily December Devotional — Day 29

Today’s Verses: Luke 2:25-35 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah.Continue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 29”

Daily December Devotional — Day 28

Today’s Verses: Luke 2:21-26 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present himContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 28”

Daily December Devotional — Day 27

Today’s Verses: Matthew 2:7-12 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” AfterContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 27”

Daily December Devotional — Day 26

Today’s Verses: Matthew 2:1-6 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When King HerodContinue reading “Daily December Devotional — Day 26”