Devotional

from the Upper Room

  • Gaining Perspective – November 23, 2014
    Today’s Reflection OUR LIVES MAY BE FULL of change and turmoil. Sometimes we need to stop and take in the big picture, to look back at where we have been, to view the great span of our history with th …
  • God Comes to Us – November 22, 2014
    Today’s Reflection WE CANNOT DEVELOP a close relationship with God if we have a distorted image of God. If we think God is uninvolved in daily events, then we will not see God’s activity in what happe …
  • Who Belongs at the Table? – November 21, 2014
    Today’s Reflection LAST WEEKEND I started mentally gearing up to host a meal. What date? How many? Who? I’ve learned that a good dinner party includes people who share common interests but can also br …
  • Welcome and Hospitality – November 20, 2014
    Today’s Reflection IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, hesed is a practice of welcome and hospitality among the Hebrew people. Hesed requires that the host and the sojourner eat together to signify welcoming and co …
  • Looking with the Eyes of Christ – November 19, 2014
    Today’s Reflection I ONCE WORKED on staff at a large, prominently placed downtown church. It was easy to find the hungry, the thirsty, and the stranger there. They came to us. They came to our charita …