Devotions – May 20 – May 26, 2018
By the Confirmation Class, Eden Lutheran Church, Munising, Michigan
These devotions were written by the second-year students in the Eden Lutheran Church Confirmation Class. They all affirm their baptisms and step into their roles as full members in Christ’s Church this Pentecost Sunday. Each of them was asked to choose a Bible verse or story that was particularly significant to them in that moment and then say something about what the verse tells them about their relationship with God and to conclude with a little prayer. The devotions are simple and often focus on a single idea. I think that is part of the gift our children: it is often just one thing we have to remember in order to make sense of the complexity the world so often adds. As Abunna Elias Chacour said to a group who visited with him in Palestine in 2015, “I have forgotten everything except: God is love; God does not kill.” – Pastor Ann Gonyea, Eden Lutheran Church.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
“At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up, the floods stood up in a heap; the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.” – Exodus 15:8
This verse shows that God will do whatever is necessary. It shows how much he loves and cares about our well-being.
Prayer: Thank you God for everything. Amen.
By L. M.
Monday, May 21, 2018
“He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord has them in derision.” – Psalm 2:4
I like this verse because it makes me believe Heaven is a place full of happiness.
Prayer: Thank you God for bring us laughter. Amen.
By A. V.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
“My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.” – John 10:27
I like this verse because it reminds me that I can trust God to lead me on the way.
Prayer: Thank you for being my Shepherd. Amen.
Wednesday May 23, 2018
“The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.” – Psalm 145:9
I am thankful for God being good to all and God giving us food.
Prayer: Thank you God for food and good times. Amen.
Thursday May 24, 2018
“On that day the Lord their God will save them, for they are the flock of his people; for like the jewels of a crown they shall shine on his land.” – Zechariah 9:16
God will save everyone in their time of need.
Prayer: God, thank you for being there in a time of need. Amen.
Friday May 25, 2018
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” – John 3:16
God gave us his only Son, that’s just how much he loves us.
The Lord rewards those who are true with the wonderful gift of eternal happiness in Zion.
The Lord has given us everything. I am ashamed of how the people of this earth have treated this gift.
Prayer: I thank you Lord for everything and anything you have done, for without you, I would likely be nothing. Amen.
Saturday May 26, 2018
“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28
This verse reminds us that no matter what the world tells us its opinions are of our bodies, our minds, our loves, our ideas, our art or even our sin, in God we are all equally loved; gathered around the table we are all on an equal plain.
Prayer: God, help us to see the world and one another more like you do. Thank you for creating and loving each of us just the way we are. Amen.