'Divine Mystery' Tagged Posts

'Divine Mystery' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.” vss. 4b-5 Revelation 1:4b-6 There is a line in the hymn, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,” that is particularly fun for children to sing. Even adults love the sounds of the…

Daily Devotions

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: ‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?’” vss. 1-2 Job 38:1-3 The book of Job represents our faith ancestors’ best effort to deal with the injustice of human suffering. It’s a powerful story, one that has been told and retold hundreds of times by succeeding generations. Again and again in the story Job’s friends tell him to acknowledge his guilt, something he refuses to do. For chapter after…

Daily Devotions

When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…” vss. 16-17a Romans 8:15-17 The “Our Father” has been around from the beginning days of the Church. Paul makes reference to it as he writes to the Romans with assurances of God’s love. God is our Father, he tells them, maybe even our “Daddy,” and each…

Daily Devotions

And one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.’” vs. 3 Isaiah 6: 1-4 Next Sunday is Trinity Sunday in many congregations, and if in-person worship now includes singing, there’s a good chance one of the hymns will be some variation of “Holy, Holy, Holy.” It’s an old standard for many and includes lyrics from the seraph, one of the six-winged creatures from Isaiah’s temple vision.…

Daily Devotions: August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020  1 Kings 19:9-18 … “and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.” vss. 11b-12  Elijah had fled for his life and was hiding in a cave when the word came to him that the Lord was about to pay a visit. He leaves his shelter and endures in…