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Devotion for February 19, 2006

February 19, 2006

Devotion for February 19, 2006 One of hymn writer William Cowper’s most famous poems begins, “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.” In today’s passage the apostle Paul also speaks of God’s ways as a “mystery,” but in a slightly different sense. A mystery in the...

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Devotion for February 21, 2006

February 21, 2006

Devotion for February 21, 2006 Leonardo da Vinci characterized an arch as consisting of two weaknesses, which leaning against one another make a strength. In some respects this is also a good definition of community. God has designed the church so that its members, though weak individually, would collectively contribute to the strength of...

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Devotion for February 23, 2006

February 23, 2006

Devotion for February 23, 2006 A shoplifter with a guilty conscience sent a letter to a department store and enclosed $100. The letter explained, “I have just become a Christian, and I can’t sleep at night because I feel guilty. Here is the $100 I owe you.” He signed the letter and at the bottom added this postscript, “If I still can’t sleep,...

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todayintheword.org February 23, 2006

Devotion for February 24, 2006

February 24, 2006

Devotion for February 24, 2006 When Mike saw Ed, a Sunday school teacher, standing in the church foyer wearing a small gold earring, he nearly passed out. The next day he went to the pastor’s office and demanded that the church tell Ed to either remove the offensive piece of jewelry or resign as a teacher. A few hours later Ed also showed...

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todayintheword.org February 24, 2006

Devotion for February 25, 2006

February 25, 2006

Devotion for February 25, 2006 The “Gloria Patri,” a short hymn sometimes sung as a doxology, concludes, “world without end. Amen.” A little girl who misunderstood the words made up her own slightly altered version and sang, “world with weird men. Amen. Amen.” Her sentiment, though not exactly what the “Gloria Patri” had in mind, accurately...

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todayintheword.org February 25, 2006

Devotion for February 27, 2006

February 27, 2006

Devotion for February 27, 2006 In his book entitled Reaching Out, Henri Nouwen makes the following observation about prayer: “The paradox of prayer is that it asks for a serious effort while it can only be received as a gift. We cannot plan, organize or manipulate God; but without a careful discipline, we cannot receive him either.” There...

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Devotion for February 28, 2006

February 28, 2006

Devotion for February 28, 2006 In April 2003, Aron Ralston made international news when he cut off his own arm to escape certain death in a hiking accident. In his book Between a Rock and a Hard Place, he recounts some of his thoughts while trapped in Utah’s Bluejohn Canyon: “I go out looking for adventure and risk, so I can feel alive. But...

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Devotion for February 01, 2008

February 1, 2008

Devotion for February 01, 2008 The book Evidence Not Seen tells the story of Darlene Deibler Rose, an American missionary during World War II. She and her husband, along with their colleagues, were captured by the Japanese army, and some of the captives died in the prison camps during the years they were detained. Despite horrific suffering...

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Devotion for February 02, 2008

February 2, 2008

Devotion for February 02, 2008 Scripture presents a number of characters, including Samuel, Samson, Jeremiah, and John the Baptist, whom God designated even before birth to do great things. Often God revealed to parents that their child would be claimed for His purposes. This prenatal calling was not simply for the benefit of parent and child,...

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Devotion for February 07, 2008

February 7, 2008

Devotion for February 07, 2008 When Tony Judt, a British historian, was asked why communism lasted as long as it did in the former Soviet Union, he attributed it to both “memory and force.” The post-war generation in the Soviet Union felt a certain loyalty to their communist leaders when they remembered their victories of World War II. That...

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