Daily Devotion from Today

  • When the Holiday Season Is Difficult
    by Scotty Smith on December 17, 2018 at 10:41 am

    From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16 (ESV) Lord Jesus, I’ve been pondering this phrase since yesterday’s prayer: “grace upon grace.” Holidays make us grateful for your supersized-provision of loving-kindness, redemptive presence, and trustable-hope. I woke up today feeling the weight of friends’ stories; and the wait of deep, good longings. Many of us are still holding out for the last scene in the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Resolution and redemption, a happy gathering and a good ending would be “wonderful,” indeed. But whatever this Christmas season proves to be, you always prove yourself... […]