Lent is a season of renewal through the reflection on the life of Jesus, including his suffering and sacrifice. Today we know that in encountering the story of Jesus, the resurrection has already happened. The season of Lent ends in celebration of that reality as we move into the Easter season. The biblical stories we will encounter display God seeking after flawed people and people meeting Jesus for the first time.
Goshen College again offers an online resource to help believers make time and space in their hearts and minds to reflect during the season of Lent. Beginning March 5 (Ash Wednesday) and culminating on April 20 (Easter), Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide weekday reflections based on the Sunday’s upcoming lectionary Scripture passages. … Keep reading »
The good news of Jesus Christ is that our lives (and indeed the lives of all with whom we share this existence), in all their struggle and pain and brokenness and frailty, are framed by this profound, persistent and perplexing hope.
“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”
By Natasha Weisenbeck, a junior public relations major from Clifton, Ill. DEVOTIONAL: I have been very anxious these past months as I have tried to figure out what to do with my summer. In addition, the fear of what to do after college began to creep into my skin as I fear being left jobless … Keep reading »
By Ammon Allen-Doucot, a sophomore Bible and religion major from Hartford, Conn. DEVOTIONAL: It may be a first-year college student problem, but of late I feel as though I have no free time. There are, of course, classes, which come with no small amount of work. I also have my job in the Campus Center … Keep reading »
By Grace Parker, a senior English and Bible and religion double major DEVOTIONAL: In our culture that is addicted to fast solutions and technological convenience, God offers something different — a long-term and transparent relationship. All too often, I find myself scanning Facebook statuses or reading friends’ blogs in the hopes of finding some relational … Keep reading »
We remember because it reminds us of an enduring quality of God – that God is devoted to us, and in return wants our worship, our love and our time.
By Annika Miller, a senior elementary education major from Broadway, Va. THIS WEEK’S THEME: This is the Lord’s Doing! THIS WEEK’S SCRIPTURES: Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; John 13:1-17, 31b-35; Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Luke 24:1-12 DEVOTIONAL: When I was in junior high, my family took a four-week summer vacation, driving from … Keep reading »
The lilting nature of this hymn speaks to my poetic sensibilities. Memorizing this passage was natural and in these days and weeks of Lent I recover this passage each day as a reminder of my faith.