Category Archives: Lent Devotions

Arrival

I catch a ride on an airplane.  Mine is 17D, a window seat, and I doze against grey-patterned paneling.  There is kind-of sleep.  The earnest entreaties of a four-year-old in 21D wake me steadily from a half-nap.  I listen to … Continue reading

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Easter

Who Knew? ”A little while, and you will see Me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see Me.”  So some of His disciples said to one another, “What is this that He says to us, “A … Continue reading

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Day 40 – Saturday of Holy Week – Meditation on 1 Peter 4:1-8

Spend some time in meditation over the following verses from First Peter: 1 Peter 4:1-8 Common English Bible (CEB) 4 Therefore, since Christ suffered as a human, you should also arm yourselves with his way of thinking. This is because whoever … Continue reading

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Day 39 – Good Friday

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities.  The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”  Isaiah 53:5 NKJV Have you ever wondered why Good Friday is called … Continue reading

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Day 38 – Renewal

“Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities.  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me!”  Psalm 51:9-10 “Renew me, God.  I need renewing!” Don’t we all need to … Continue reading

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Day 37 – Renewal

“I long to obey Your commandments! Renew my life with Your goodness.”  Psalm 119:40 NLT “…Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.  Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.”  Ephesians 4:23-24 NLT “Put … Continue reading

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Day 36 – Tuesday of Holy Week – Meditation on John 12:20-36

Spend some time in meditation over the following verses from John: John 12:20-36 Common English Bible (CEB) Jesus teaches about his death 20 Some Greeks were among those who had come up to worship at the festival. 21 They came … Continue reading

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Day 35 – Renewal

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name….Who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Psalm 103:1, 5 In the midst … Continue reading

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Sixth Sunday of Lent

On this Palm Sunday, keeping with the theme of Sunday as a “little Easter”*, please meditate on the story of the betrayal by Judas from the Gospel of Matthew: Matthew 26:14-27:66 Common English Bible (CEB) Judas betrays Jesus 14 Then … Continue reading

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Day 34 – Renewal

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”  Hebrews 10:23 How long have you professed your love for Christ?  Has it been years?  Perhaps it has only been a short while.  The good … Continue reading

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