Easter Sunday: Grace for the Fearful

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see … Continue reading Easter Sunday: Grace for the Fearful

Easter Saturday: Grace for the Entombed

Easter Devotional: Grace for the entombed

"Take a guard,” Pilate answered, “Go make the tomb as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.Matt 27:65-66 (NIV) This is the day after the death. Jesus has been placed in the tomb, and Pilate and the Pharisees … Continue reading Easter Saturday: Grace for the Entombed

In the waiting: Do not forget his great faithfulness

Advent devotional

At the end of the year it can be easy to start focusing on the year to come. 2019 is only a few days away, after all, and it seems wise to start planning and thinking about what is to come. Especially, if you are in a time of waiting. It can be easier to … Continue reading In the waiting: Do not forget his great faithfulness

In the Waiting: Find strength in joy

In the waiting: find strength in joy Advent devotional

When the angel first appears to Mary her first reaction is not joy! In fact, one version of the account in Luke says she was “greatly troubled” and another says she was “thoroughly shaken.” The angel has to reassure her and tell her “not to be afraid.” In fact, the reaction from Mary followed this … Continue reading In the Waiting: Find strength in joy