In the fall of 2018, I heard a voice calling me to create a devotional that connects God’s children closer to God, closer to each other, and closer to the saints and sinners who make up the Bible. I heard it in the midst of a season when leaders who call themselves Christian were distancing us from God, from each other, and from those same stories that teach us who we are in the world. I hope these devotions offer comfort, encouragement, and deepening connections to God’s earth and God’s many and diverse children, so that we may be a people building God’s Beloved Community together. You’ll find a devotional here every Wednesday in 2019, and in other places I posted about below.* The devotions are written as if from God, and I hope I did not fail in my effort to honor both God and you in the process.
Hebrews 2: 16 For it is clear that he did not come to help angels, but the descendants of Abraham.
My Son did not come to you just for fun. Jesus came for you to thrive: you, my treasured creatures. He came for you to reconnect to all of my sacred creation. He came for you to reconnect to each other so you would not have to rely so much on cruel empires to feel safe when you could rely instead on me. Even when I invite you to worship, I do so in order that you might find comfort and reassurance and community, not because I require it. So today I invite you to reflect on how I have shown up for your spiritual ancestors and how I might be showing up for you right now. And I invite you to let me in, to help, to heal, to comfort, to nudge you into who you were created to be.