Do Not Be Afraid

Christy Prins

Read: 1 Peter 4:12-16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God. (v. 16) Few of us living in North America experience “fiery trials” because of our faith in Jesus. Yet persecution is a reality for Christians in many places. Kashmir is located at the border between India and Pakistan, and …

Hope for the Day

Megan Nollet

Read: Lamentations 3:21-26 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (vv. 22-23) Agnesa, a young mother living in Albania, received her first Bible from her sister. Agnesa belongs to a Muslim family, yet over the past year she had sensed a change in …

True Beauty

Christy Prins

Read: Revelation 21:1-8 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” (v. 5) Sadar was born blind in the country of Nepal. In developing countries, blindness can be an especially devastating impairment, since fewer resources and opportunities are available for disabled people. Unable to read, Sadar started to listen to radio programs …

Hope = Life

Read: 1 Peter 1:3-9 He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (v. 3 NIV) Life runs on hope. Hope looks ahead with expectation. Hope can overcome fear. The Bible says in Hebrews 6:19 that “we have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (NIV). …

One Hope

Adam Navis

Read: Ephesians 4:1-8 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call. (v. 4) In this Advent season, Christians around the world look forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. We wait, and while we wait, we consider the hope that Christ’s coming brought into the world. At …