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More to Life

Devotions for Life

“Batten Down The Hatches”

“. . . for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?” (Rev 6:17 NASU).


Today, I took our Maltese for a walk; it was overcast. A woman at her car asked if it was going to rain. I said, “Looks like it.” She said, “It’s time to batten down the hatches.” It has been a while since I heard this expression. It originally meant to secure a ship’s hatch-tarpaulins, the coverings in the openings of the deck of a ship, especially when rough weather was expected. It is now a figurative expression meaning to prepare for a difficulty or crisis.


Recapturing Our Innocence As Children

“Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven ” (Matthew 18:3).

We all would like to capture our innocence as children back. A time when life was pure and simple. What a sad day when Adam and Eve lost their innocence in the garden. As parents, we try to protect our children’s innocence as long, and as much as we can.


“Into Thy Hands”

“And Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:46).

Jesus did not come into this world blindfolded and unaware. At Jesus’ trial, Pilate asked Him, “Art thou a king then?” Jesus answered, “To this end have I been born, and to this end am I come into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth” (John 18:37). To what end? To be a king? Certainly, but Jesus came for much more.