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Morris Greidanus

Beginning in 1964, Morris Greidanus served churches in Alberta, Ontario, and Michigan. He was campus pastor at the University of Toronto from 1968 to 1974. After retiring in 2002, he served on various interim tasks in churches and educational institutions until he passed away in 2017. Morris and his wife, Alice, were married 58 years and had three children, five grandchildren, and a growing number of great-grandchildren.

Devotions by Morris Greidanus

December 31, 2012

The Light of the World

John 8:12-18
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
—John 8:12

December 30, 2012

He Gives Us Space

John 7:53-8:11
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
—John 8:11

December 29, 2012

Thirsty for the Spirit

John 7:37-42
“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
—John 7:37-38

December 28, 2012

Little Ones

Matthew 18:1-5, 10-14
“In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.”
—Matthew 18:14

December 27, 2012

A Season for Christmas?

1 John 4:19-5:5
This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
—1 John 5:2

December 26, 2012


Matthew 1:18-25
And he gave him the name Jesus.
—Matthew 1:25

December 25, 2012

A Day for Singing

Luke 2:1-20
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
—Luke 2:14

December 24, 2012

The Rising Sun

Luke 1:67-80
“Because of the tender mercy of our God … the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death…”

December 23, 2012

Shared Joy

Luke 1:57-66
Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.
—Luke 1:58

December 22, 2012

Mary Sings!

Luke 1:46-55
“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful…”
—Luke 1:46-48

December 21, 2012

"How Will This Be?"

Luke 1:26-38
“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
—Luke 1:34

December 20, 2012

Getting Ready

Luke 3:1-18
“He will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah … to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
—Luke 1:17

December 19, 2012

Who Is Jesus?

John 5:30-40
“John … testified to the truth… I mention it that you may be saved.”
—John 5:33-34

December 18, 2012

"It Only Takes One Christmas!"

John 3:16-21
God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
—John 3:16

December 17, 2012

Good Things From Galilee

Isaiah 8:16-9:2
There will be no more gloom for those who were in distress… In the future he will honor Galilee of the nations.
—Isaiah 9:1

December 16, 2012

John's Joy

John 3:22-30
“The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.”
—John 3:29

December 15, 2012

Waiting While God Hides

Isaiah 8:11-18
I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face… I will put my trust in him.
—Isaiah 8:17

December 14, 2012

A Mysterious Sign

Isaiah 7:10-17
“The LORD … will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”
—Isaiah 7:14

December 13, 2012

An Encouraging Word

Isaiah 7:1-9
“Yet this is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘It will not take place, it will not happen…”
—Isaiah 7:7

December 12, 2012

Blocked Healing

Isaiah 6:8-13
“Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”
—Isaiah 6:10

December 11, 2012

Rejoice Always

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Rejoice always … for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
—1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

December 10, 2012

Children of the Light

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
—1 Thessalonians 5:5

December 9, 2012

Where Righteousness Dwells

2 Peter 3:11-18
In keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.
—2 Peter 3:13

December 8, 2012

Hopeful Grieving

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
—1 Thessalonians 4:13

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