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Daily Devotions

But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings.” vs. 2a Malachi 4:1-2a Malachi, like other prophets in Judah, spoke of the coming Day of the Lord, a time in which God would rain down fire and destruction on evil-doers, while also preserving the righteous from any harm. We see that same prophetic discourse in these latter days as we look forward to a future that many believe is fraught with…

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When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?” vss. 3-4 Psalm 8 The psalmist had never seen a picture from the Hubble Telescope; he didn’t have a clue about how old or immense the universe actually is. His conclusions were drawn completely from observations of the dark skies and years of contemplation.…

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Praise the Lord from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and frost, stormy wind fulfilling his command! … Wild animals and all cattle, creeping things and flying birds! … Young men and women alike, old and young together!” vss. 7-8, 10, 12 Psalm 148 The psalmist understood that all things have their origin in the Great Mystery, Almighty God, the Creator of the Universe, and that humans are a part of the web of…

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Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises.” vs. 4 Psalm 98:1-4 We’re not sure what triggered the psalmist’s extravagant hymn of praise to the Lord–it was likely some celebration of God’s special relationship to the house of Israel. But what catches our attention is his sense of the close connection between the Lord and the creation. We get that same feeling every year as we continue our celebration of…

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When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” vs. 16 Genesis 9:8-17 Humans have a hard time wrapping their heads around the notion that all living creatures have a divine connection. Generally we understand ourselves as being the center of the universe and give little thought to the thousands of other species that also inhabit this beautiful blue…

Daily Devotions: December 9, 2019

December 9, 2019 For full passage click: Isaiah 35:1-4  … “The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing.” vss. 1-2a As Isaiah looked for the restoration of Israel, he knew that heaven and nature would sing for joy, and that blossoming flowers would abound. What he says is the absolute truth! Humanity is inextricably linked to the land, and what…

Daily Devotions: November 13, 2019

November 13, 2019    For full passage click: Psalm 98:6-9 … “Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who live in it. Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing together for joy at the presence of the Lord…” vss. 7-9a The Psalmist understood that all creation had been called into being by a word from God. So when he talks about making a joyful noise to the Lord he naturally assumes that…

Daily Devotions: June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019 For full passage click: Psalm 8:5-9 …“Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor. You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet…” vss. 5-6 The ancient Hebrews believed that, in spite of their universal insignificance, God had given humans dominion over all things that lived on the earth. We can certainly understand the logic of their reasoning—at…

Daily Devotions: January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019 To read full passage click: Psalm 29:5-9 …“The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.” vss. 7-8 Those who have experienced powerful summer storms know exactly what the psalmist was referencing in his song of praise to the Lord. The jagged flashes of lightning from dark foreboding clouds accompanied by the rolling crashes of thunder fill us with awe and…

Daily Devotions: October 3, 2018

October 3, 2018 Psalm 8  …“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?” vss. 3-4 Twenty-five hundred years ago the psalmist was fully aware of the wonders of the universe. Even without a space telescope, he sensed that the earth was but a puny speck among the thousands of stars filling the…