Our February theme for the Today devotions, written by Pastor Reggie Smith, is “Following Jesus: Lessons from Luke.”
Lent is a beautiful season of spiritual preparation, beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding with the Easter Triduum. Following the example of fasting, prayer, and humility demonstrated by Christ during his 40 days in the desert, we make ourselves ready to fully appreciate and celebrate the miracle of grace that comes to us on Easter Sunday.
Today Devotional is produced by ReFrame Media, a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC). Lent in the CRC has changed over time, but today, the CRC focuses less on the things we do during Lent and more on the symbolic elements of Lent—the liturgy, visuals, and music designed to tune our hearts and minds to hear the message Lent communicates: our need for the cross and the hope of the resurrection.
This month our Today readings take us through a variety of Bible passages to show how the Old and New Testaments are closely related. It’s not just 66 separate books with a variety of authors. Our theme this month is “The Whole Bible—Old and New Testaments”
For many people, Christmas is a time for family, giving, and happiness. But, for some the “most wonderful time of the year” is anything but wonderful. For them “blue Christmas” for is real. Here is a selection of devotions to help you see God’s presence in your circumstances during the holidays.