Upheld life, Psalm 54

What problems plague you on this Monday morning? If you live in the Midwest, it's another bitterly cold and fiercely windy day. You can pretty much ignore it if you work inside. But nearly everyone has to drive to work in it and some people, like rural letter carriers and truck drivers, have to drive … Continue reading Upheld life, Psalm 54

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Why call it Good Friday?

When I was little, I wondered why we called such a somber day, with a worship service that seemed like a funeral, Good Friday. It didn't seem like a particularly good or happy day. As I grew, I increasingly realized the benefits of Christ's death and why remembering his suffering was good for us. Today's devotions from the Book … Continue reading Why call it Good Friday?

God will answer, Psalm 38

Okay, I admit it. I've avoided writing a meditation on this psalm. Psalm 38 isn't very cheerful or particularly inspiring. In fact, it's downright depressing. This psalm is a lament, the largest category of psalms. This particular lament is penitential, expressing sorrow for sin, but also contains striking descriptions of physical pain, personal persecution, and … Continue reading God will answer, Psalm 38