Entries by Rachel

Monday, March 29, 2021

His servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. —Revelation 22:3-4 In Exodus 3, when Moses hears God calling to him from a burning bush, Moses instinctively hides his face, afraid to look directly at God. Many chapters later, after Moses encounters God on Mount Sinai, he […]

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

God blessed them, and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.” —Genesis 1:28 I recently watched a comedy news program that discussed plastic waste and how surprisingly little of it can actually be recycled. A couple of not-so-comedic points stuck with me. First, I learned that in the […]

Friday, March 5, 2021

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.” —Proverbs 18:10 In early adolescence, I went through my first serious battle with doubt. As I became overwhelmed with unforeseen questions about my faith in God, I found I was losing hold of how to pray. My mom, […]

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

A son honors his father. If then I am a father, where is the honor due me? says the Lord. —Malachi 1:6 A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” He answered, “I will not”; but later he changed his mind and went. […]

Friday, January 1, 2021

“Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” —1 Peter 3:8 Today’s readings remind us of the attitudes and behaviors God wants from us, specifically in how we interact with each other. 1 Peter 3:8 holds Christ-followers to a high standard: we are […]

Monday, November 30, 2020

Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. — Romans 8:33 Judgment. How do you feel when you read that word? My guess is you get a negative vibe. We tend to use the word negatively: We don’t want to be (or be around) someone who’s judgmental. We […]

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

“Jesus Christ is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.” — 1 John 2:2 I always brush my teeth before going to the dentist for a cleaning. I’ve wondered, over the years, if doing so is necessary or just redundant. A Google […]

Friday, August 28, 2020

O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you. —Psalm 63:1 “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me.” —John 7:37 In grade school, when my class would come in from recess on a hot day, we’d stop at the water fountain before heading back to the classroom. After putting […]

Friday, August 21, 2020

The disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:1-3 Whenever I get together with my three […]

Monday, August 17, 2020

Today’s devotion is written by Aneel Trivedi. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Acts 2:46-47 I always held up the new converts to the Jesus tradition […]