By Saralyn Murray, a junior American sign language major from Orrville, Ohio DEVOTIONAL: What does it take to “awaken” me? I need to be awakened not just in the morning, but periodically throughout my day. I need “God moments”: a sunrise, a new blanket of snow, a dark night sky or a large, orange moon.
By Anna Ruth, a senior English major from Harleysville, Pa. SCRIPTURES THIS WEEK: Isaiah 50:4-9; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; John 12:12-16; Mark 11:1-11 THEME THIS WEEK: Your king is coming DEVOTIONAL: Patience is certainly not my forte. Last spring, while living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, during my semester abroad through the college’s Study-Service Term, I … Keep reading »
By Josh Delp, a senior English and Bible and religion double major from Sellersville, Pa. DEVOTIONAL: Today’s verse describes how Jesus accepted God’s calling and was transformed by the decision. While God designated Jesus for the role he played in Christian history, the plan would not have been fulfilled without Jesus’ obedience and willingness to … Keep reading »
By Sophia Metzger, assistant director of multicultural affairs DEVOTIONAL: “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw everyone to myself.” We anticipate with Jesus his “lifting up” – his being lifted up in a two-fold way: he will be lifted high upon a cross and lifted up to join God in … Keep reading »
By Odelet Nance, director of multicultural affairs DEVOTIONAL: I am always blessed when I have the opportunity to spend time with my 3-year-old niece and 5-year-old nephew, for they always seem to have the right words to say at the right time. At Christmas, my nephew was so excited about all of his gifts. I … Keep reading »
By Beth Yoder, a senior interdisciplinary major from Bellefontaine, Ohio DEVOTIONAL: In this passage in Jeremiah, God says that soon he will create a new covenant with Israel and Judah. The new covenant will not be like the old covenant, which was created when God chose the Israelites as his people and led them out … Keep reading »
By Paul Steury, Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center K-12 education coordinator SCRIPTURES THIS WEEK: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12; John 12:20-33; Hebrews 5:5-10 (NRSV) THEME THIS WEEK: We wish to see Jesus DEVOTIONAL: My wife recently decided to move her boutique store to a small shop with a big window on Goshen’s Main Street. It is … Keep reading »
By Emily Trapp, a senior music and communication double major from Canby, Ore. DEVOTIONAL: Reading is something I never seem to have enough time for, but that I do enjoy. However, unlike many of my friends who have cried while reading books, I had never been overtaken by such strong emotion because of the written … Keep reading »
By Alicia Hofer, a sophomore elementary education major from Dolton, S.D. DEVOTIONAL: A signature. From learning to write our names in kindergarten, to making payments and filling out paperwork years later, a signature is used to show ownership. It is proof. It has value.
By Becca Augsburger, a sophomore molecular biology/biochemistry major from Nicholasville, Ky. DEVOTIONAL: In this Old Testament passage, God’s people are feeling forgotten and persecuted because of their wandering in the desert. The Israelites rebuke God with their desire to be back in Egypt where they held the place of slaves instead of the dry, barren … Keep reading »