We spend the season of Advent waiting in anticipation for the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God sent to redeem us from our sins. The tradition of the Jesse Tree adds to the bigger story, giving us a fuller picture of the importance of the birth of Jesus during the Advent season.
As we live in a time of political turmoil, these seven devotions remind us of the kingship of Christ. Find encouragement in the Lord during this politically difficult and discouraging time.
The book of Genesis shows how God pursued and softened Jacob’s heart until he eventually understood that God’s blessing comes by grace alone. Our own challenges and sins may not be the same as Jacob’s, but they are just as much in need of Christ’s transforming power.
When receiving a difficult diagnosis, we sometimes wonder where God is. David says that God is with us in the valley of the shadow of death. We are never alone or abandoned by God and, no matter what, we can talk to God in prayer and seek peace through the Holy Spirit.