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Weekly Devotions

Quiet Miracles

“Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew.” John 2:7-9 Some might say that Jesus must have failed…

A Stranger Here

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35). Sometimes we might sing the hymn that declares, “I’m but a stranger here, heaven is my home.” Had it been written much earlier; Jesus might have sung it. We easily make the mental transition of Jesus being the eternal God to Jesus in the family of Mary and Joseph. Surely, that change…

Dreading Demons

“Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.” Mark 1:23-26 Demons are to be dreaded because they are dreadful. The Bible tells us that…

Pain on the Path

“And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” Luke 2:35 The greetings of “Happy New Year!” may still echo in our memory. We were glad to receive them. But we know very well, they were not promises made to us. They were wishes. They express hope that the new year will lead us to happiness. However, from experience, we have learned that the path our life takes may lead us to some sad days. After all, “Happy Days” was…