Today’s Scripture: Acts 10:34-43
Today’s text is about Jesus being seen after being raised from the dead. The image of being raised reminds us of Jesus’ baptism and Jesus coming out of the water. I imagine those witnessing Jesus’ baptism were thrown for a loop the way those witnessing the resurrected Christ were. …
I believe Jesus prepares us to be disciples by teaching us to be open to the unexpected. Jesus prepares us to see the world differently if we are open and not so stuck on things remaining the same.
—F. Douglas Powe Jr., in The Upper Room Disciplines 2023: A Book of Daily Devotions (Upper Room Books, 2022)
How often do you open yourself to the unexpected in your relationship with God? Join the conversation.
So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!
—2 Corinthians 5:17 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
All-seeing God, may our words and our actions help others to
see you. May we talk the talk and walk the walk as Christians.
Prayer by F. Douglas Powe Jr.
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This week’s New Every Morning reflections feature excerpts from the current readings in The Upper Room Disciplines 2023. Disciplines provides an opportunity to look more deeply at scripture by offering a week of devotions by a single author on a particular theme. Learn more at UpperRoomBooks.com/disciplines.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
Baptism of the Lord
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