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.
- Deep down we remember that the greatest Christmas present of all is Christ. Yet, the busyness, buying, and giving of the Christmas season can drown that out. Savor God’s greatest gift this year by sharing one of these devotional selections with your loved ones on Christmas morning.
Advent celebrates the coming of the Savior...and anticipates his returnAdvent is a time of hopeful expectation, to reflect on our need for a Savior, to celebrate his coming, and to watch for his return.
The Christmas season is filled with white lights, glad tidings, joyful music, and—oh, let’s be real; the season is filled with plain old busyness! As December 25th approaches, we fall prey to that seasonal bug of busyness. With all the decorating, shopping, sorting, baking, wrapping, and attending Christmas performances and activities—our schedules are never more full.