Norman Visser

Norman Visser

Norman Visser has served as a pastor of churches in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and South Dakota. He states that while he is “not known for waiting patiently,” he is “working on it.” Norman and his wife, Marcia, have three children.

Devotionals by Norman Visser

December 31, 2015

The Best for Last

John 2:1-11
“Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine . . . but you have saved the best till now.”

December 30, 2015

Making It Right

2 Samuel 9
David asked, “Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?”

December 29, 2015

Perseverence

Luke 5:1-11
“Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

December 28, 2015

The One They Did Not See

Luke 24:13-35
“We had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.”

December 27, 2015

Holding On

Luke 2:8-20
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

December 26, 2015

Dressed to Serve

Luke 12:35-38
“He will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.”

December 25, 2015

The Glory of the Lord

Luke 2:1-14
We all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory.

December 24, 2015

Last Minute

Luke 17:20-30
“People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came. . . .”

December 23, 2015

“How Will This Be?”

Luke 1:26-38
“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

December 22, 2015

Blue Christmas

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
“The virgin will . . . give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

December 21, 2015

Ready for Service

Luke 12:42-48
“The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.”

December 20, 2015

A Flourishing Juniper

Hosea 14:4-9
“I will answer him and care for him. I am like a flourishing juniper; your fruitfulness comes from me.”

December 19, 2015

Search Me, O God

Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
“Go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father . . . who sees what is done in secret, [and] will reward you.”

December 18, 2015

Joseph of Arimathea

Luke 23:50-56
A man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man . . . was waiting for the kingdom of God.

December 17, 2015

Hasten the Day

2 Peter 3:8-13
Live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.

December 16, 2015

Wait Quietly

Lamentations 3:19-26
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him . . . it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.

December 15, 2015

Impatience

1 Samuel 13:1-14
[Samuel had told Saul:] “I will surely come down to you…but you must wait seven days until I come to you and tell you what you are to do.”

December 14, 2015

The One

Luke 3:1-20
The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah.

December 13, 2015

Worth Waiting For

Matthew 25:1-13
“The bridegroom was a long time in coming. . . . Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.”

December 12, 2015

Shiloah

Isaiah 8:5-8, 11-18
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God. . . . God is within her, she will not fall.

December 11, 2015

Disappointment

Luke 1:5-19
Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”

December 10, 2015

Keep Calm

Matthew 24:4-14
“Be careful, keep calm, and don’t be afraid.”

December 9, 2015

Do Not Fret

Psalm 37:1-9
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways.

December 8, 2015

Anxious Waiting

2 Samuel 18:24-33
As he looked out, he saw a man running alone. . . . The king said, “If he is alone, he must have good news.”

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