You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. - Isaiah 25:4 (NIV)

A violent hailstorm ripped through many parts of my city. Our church windows were not spared when the golf-ball sized hailstones punched through them. On Sunday morning, as I sat in a quiet space in a hall with broken windows, I wondered what good could come from this damage.

I...

Today's Prayer
Loving God, we pray for those who seek shelter from the storms of life. Amen.
Listen to the Devotional

57 Comments
Log In to leave a comment
Today's Reading
Psalm 31:19-22

Thought for the Day

How can I help make my church a true sanctuary?

Prayer Focus

The people of South Africa


Respond by posting a prayer.

Whitney Simpson offers a wide-open doorway into embodied practice and awakens us to the long-held wisdom of our tradition that our bodies are sacred places where God meets us and dwells. Fully Human, Fully Divine is a true Christmas gift!”


Click here to learn more about our newest Advent book and eCourse.