Devotional

from the Upper Room

  • The Grieving Christ – April 17, 2014
    Today’s Reflection IT IS A STARK SCENE. Jesus praying in Gethsemane, saying, “My heart is ready to break with grief. …” Does this look like the picture of a saintly Jesus resting in the palm of God? H …
  • Make Me New – April 16, 2014
    Today’s Reflection O GOD, who makes all things new, new stars, new dust, new life; take my heart, every hardened edge and measured beat, and create something new in me. I need your newness, God, the r …
  • The Mystery of Faith – April 15, 2014
    Today’s Reflection WHEN JESUS SPOKE about a seed that is planted in the ground and then dies, he was referring primarily to his own death. He would pour out his life for others on the cross. At first, …
  • When Mary Poured a Rich Perfume – April 14, 2014
    Today’s Reflection When Mary poured a rich perfume on Jesus’ weary feet,Her caring filled that humble room; the fragrance there was sweet.But full of anger, Judas said, “We could have used this more!W …
  • Palm Passion Sunday – April 13, 2014
    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 …