December 30, 2014


Isaiah 25:1-9; Revelation 1:9-20; John 7:53-8:11

Even as the people of old used to come to the temple and be taught by Jesus, day after day we have come here this year to look into the word of God together. We have read the Scriptures and what some pastors and seminarians have had to say about those Readings. The Spirit of Jesus himself has taught us, sheltering us from the storms of each new day.

In his word, we gladly waited and rejoiced in his salvation. We have been reminded of the rich feast God has prepared for us and that he will wipe away our tears, swallowing up death forever by removing our condemnation. In these quiet moments with God, we have turned to “see the voice” speaking to us. In the midst of the historic Church, we still see and hear Jesus. From his mouth the word of truth, “a sharp two-edged sword,” still speaks. He is the living one in whom we have placed our faith each day.

May we continue to trust in him who holds the keys of Death and Hades, continuing in his word here every day in the coming year

Prayer: Give us such focus, Lord, that we may keep turning to you in your word. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Mark Ryman, Pastor of Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Asheboro, NC.

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