Daily Devotionals

  • Simple Pursuit

    December 15, 2019 by

    “When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, O Lord, I shall seek.’” – Psalm 27:8 (NASB) We find Simeon and Anna at the temple in Jerusalem. These two elderly people claim a simple, profound pursuit: They have followed the Lord all their lives. The Bible calls Simeon “righteous and… Read more

  • The Second Exodus

    December 14, 2019 by

    “So Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt. […] So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.” – Matthew 2:14 and 21 (NASB) If we start the Christmas story in the New Testament, we… Read more

  • A Righteous Man

    December 13, 2019 by

    “Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah. […] And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man…” – Matthew 1:16 & 19a (NASB) We don’t know a lot about Joseph, but we do know him to be a righteous man. He, unlike some… Read more

  • God With Us

    December 12, 2019 by

    “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,Because the Lord has anointed meTo bring good news to the afflicted;He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to captivesAnd freedom to prisoners.”– Isaiah 61:1 (NASB) When Jesus begins his ministry, he announces it with little fanfare. The dove obviously descended, and the… Read more

  • Peace and Goodwill

    December 11, 2019 by

    “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” – John 14:27 (NASB) In Makoto Fujimura’s Refractions: A Journey of Faith, Art, and Culture, he defines peace as “not simply an… Read more

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