Let the legacy of 2020 in our lives be a deepening of our connection with the Holy Spirit, the one that restores joy in all circumstances.
During a year when it seems nothing but shock, disappointment, and uncertainty is promised, it sometimes feels hard to rejoice.
As we lean into the scriptures and lessons for the week, allow us to be reminded that You are a true source of hope, even in moments of uncertainty and pain.
Do you see your wilderness as something you can’t share with God? Can you share your sins with Jesus today and be in that wilderness with Him together?
The hallmark of God’s deliverance is the reintegration of ourselves and the reconstitution of our world. To imagine that embrace and to feel that caress describes the yearning at the heart of worship.
The journey of repentance that Jesus calls us to take is hard, and many of us are skilled at skirting it. Down that road, however, lies the possibility of our personal redemption and reconciled relationships.
In these complex and difficult times, it is hard to know what a “journey to readiness” holds for us in this advent season.
Stepping on the road to Advent is an opportunity as well as a challenge. The psalmist today longs for restoration, for God’s light to shine on her.
This year, it seems we’ve all been on a journey. That might be a journey of self discovery, how to cope with life during a pandemic, or how to best use the gifts we’ve been given to be salt and light to the world around us.
Beginning Nov. 23 and culminating on Christmas Day, Goshen College students, faculty and staff will provide reflections three days each week based on the upcoming Sunday’s lectionary Scripture passages, available online at www.goshen.edu/devotions, or by subscribing to the daily email.