Lutheran Military Support Group

Weekly Devotions

Eyewitnesses

After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight (Acts 1:9). The One who holds the stars in space and watches over fish in the deep does nothing without a purpose. Sometimes, we wonder why he does some of the things in certain ways. Sometimes, we don’t even notice what he is doing. Questions come to our mind about the appearances of Jesus after Easter. We might wonder why…

A Mother’s Pain

“Through the window peered Sisera’s mother; behind the lattice, she cried out, ‘Why is his chariot so long in coming? Why is the clatter of his chariots delayed?’” (Judges 5:28). “Adam named his wife Eve because she would become the mother of all the living” (Genesis 2:30). It was a special name for a special person. Without her, the human race would have consisted of a grand total of one. She was essential to God’s perfect plan of creation. God…

Yesterday’s Shadow

Come, O house of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD (Isaiah 2:5). Too often, I find myself walking in yesterday’s shadow. “God is light,” we are told, “and in him, there is no darkness at all.” Why, then, do I so often find myself living in a shadow? I know what causes the shadow. The darkness comes when I step off from God’s path. Doubt, dread, and shame dim the brightness that comes from the Holy…

Tidings of Joy

While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? Luke 24:4-5 In the excitement of Easter, we must not forget about Mary, the one who was engaged to Joseph and became the mother of Jesus. Words from an angel startled her with…