Devotional

from the Upper Room

  • Surrounded by God’s Grace – March 31, 2015
    Today’s Reflection HOLY WEEK can be a hard week. Jesus moves toward inevitable crucifixion. Those around him allow rage and cowardice to consume them. Friday brings sadness beyond measure. . . . Holy …
  • The Gift of Sorrow – March 30, 2015
    Today’s Reflection WHAT IS THE GIFT of sorrow? It is so natural to want to come up with a positive side to sorrow. “God must have wanted me to learn _____________.” I think that the gift of sorrow is …
  • Palm/Passion Sunday – March 29, 2015
    Today’s Reflection TODAY IS PALM SUNDAY, and also Passion Sunday: today’s little parade is fanfare, prelude, signaling the arrival of the unholy circus we call Holy Week – whose climax is not three ri …
  • Teach Us, Lord – March 28, 2015
    Today’s Reflection LORD JESUS CHRIST, you have promised never to forsake or leave us. Teach us day by day the deep rewards of faithful ministry, and most of all, help us to know always the reward of b …
  • All Things Come and Go – March 27, 2015
    Today’s Reflection WE ARE PART of a larger reality, a vast, vibrant community of meadow and mountain, water and sky, a great rush of life rich with possibility but also bounded by necessity. All thing …