Through a reading of Psalm 25, I was deeply reminded that only our trust in a merciful, loving God can move us beyond panic to wise action in such distressing times.
By Jim Brenneman, president Our hearts broke when we saw the little child, face-down in the sand, washed ashore, as part of the tragic flight of some four million Syrian refugees from their war-torn homeland. Even as I write this devotional, we still behold hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing economic impoverishment and political oppression … Keep reading »
Welcome to Goshen College’s online devotions for the 2015 Advent season! Our theme this year is “Freedom Bound.”
As churches prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth, Goshen College offers an online spiritual resource to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to welcome Advent, even in the midst of busy schedules and hectic lives.
Into a cold and dark world may we all find the courage, the conviction, the resourcefulness to venture forth into the night and add our voices to the peace-filled chorus of love that calls to us anew each Christmas.
By Andrew Pauls, a sophomore music major from Kinzers, Pennsylvania DEVOTIONAL: Think back to those days when you were young. Those days when your biggest responsibility was choosing what bedtime story Mom should read, and the thing you dreaded most was the steamed broccoli that Dad insisted you eat to “make you big and strong.” Or … Keep reading »
God’s beauty is revealed: Christ the Savior is born! We all join in jubilant praise, and together, go racing through the house!
The Christmas tree, like these words of Isaiah, is an unrestrained expression of joy in anticipation of God’s vindication.
Lately I have found myself thinking a lot about Mary. The Virgin, sweet and mild, holy and pure, the mother of God.
God has revealed God’s truest self in the figure of Jesus. As a child King, as a living sacrifice, His life of supreme love is both mystery and revelation, all wrapped up together.