Daily Devotional - United Church of Christ

Perhaps like me, you too need an image reminding us that our waiting on God is not in vain – even as the entire world watches and waits for the end of daily terrors.

Posted: May 28, 2020, 4:00 am

With so many competing claims, it’s often hard to tell who’s fake and who’s factual. To arrive at truth, we must be prepared to question and investigate what our leaders tell us.

Posted: May 27, 2020, 4:00 am

How do we know how to act when everything we counted on seems to be over? First Peter recommends exercising self-control, remaining clear-headed, and serving people in need.

Posted: May 26, 2020, 4:00 am

Sometimes we do too much. Sometimes we do too little. When Covid-19 is but a faint memory, I wonder what story we will tell about ourselves.

Posted: May 25, 2020, 4:00 am

This is not the moment, if there ever was one, to prove anything to anyone. It’s a time to be real, and to let that be the good thing it is.

Posted: May 24, 2020, 4:00 am

If rest is so holy and if God has rested since the dawn of Creation, should I worry that God will sleep through my own storms and ignore my pleas for help?

Posted: May 23, 2020, 4:00 am

Christianity has little to do with being a good person. The essence of the Christian faith is this: God loves us not because we are good but because God is good.

Posted: May 22, 2020, 4:00 am

We need God’s PPE right now. To be clothed with the power of God’s love that overcomes despair. And clothed with the power of God’s peace that calms our anxious spirits.

Posted: May 21, 2020, 4:00 am

What would the founders of your church say about the living waters God and your pastors are pouring through your screen each week despite the shuttered sanctuary?

Posted: May 20, 2020, 4:00 am

There are so many times I want God to just hand over my problems and let me figure out a solution. So many of us share the kryptonite of the “just let me do it” spirit.

Posted: May 19, 2020, 4:00 am

Rather than claiming we’re in the same boat, the gospel tells me to find out about my neighbor’s boat. Seek to understand their experience of this storm.

Posted: May 18, 2020, 4:00 am

We’re right always to insist on hope. But maybe not so reflexively, maybe not so fast. F Faith isn’t faith if it marches us straight to glory without passing despair.

Posted: May 17, 2020, 4:00 am

Friends, it’s bad these days – for a lot of reasons. Many of us feel unprepared. Instability is on public display. Keep holding on to love. Remember that you’re not alone.

Posted: May 16, 2020, 4:00 am

The story of deliverance from global devastation is a story of counting days. It’s a story that reminds me I am not the first child of God to feel the way I am feeling.

Posted: May 15, 2020, 4:00 am

Time does weird things. It drags and flies, expands and contracts. And through it all, God is patient with us.

Posted: May 14, 2020, 4:00 am

If we cry out, and God doesn’t answer, it doesn’t mean we are not worthy of attention. It just means we need to keep crying. Perhaps a little louder.

Posted: May 13, 2020, 4:00 am

In this Mother’s Day season, I appreciate the tribe of women. The ones that help their daughters survive. The ones that bond around mission. Belonging can be a joy.

Posted: May 12, 2020, 4:00 am

Every congregation, every social justice organization, has earth-shattering crises when we fall on our faces in despair, in exhaustion, in shame, in humility, in prayer.

Posted: May 11, 2020, 4:00 am

The troubles of our context cannot negate the blessed assurance of our consciousness.

Posted: May 10, 2020, 4:00 am

The suffering of grief, both present and anticipatory, is painful and real, and it will remain as long as we remain divided, as long as power is used to harm rather than heal.

Posted: May 9, 2020, 4:00 am