Daily Devotional

  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day — Wednesday December 7, 2022

    WEDNESDAY December 7, 2022

    Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

    He [Christ] shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.

    Isaiah 2:4

    This year marks the 81th Commemoration of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the resulting entry of the United States into World War II. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his December 8, 1941, speech declaring war on Japan, “a date which will live in infamy.”

    On August 23, the United States Congress designated December 7, as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. We are called to remember the fatal day, 81 years ago, when Japanese warplanes descended on Oahu, killing 2,403 service members and civilians during an unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor. It is estimated that another 1,178 people were injured in the wave of attacks from 200 armed Japanese aircraft that also sunk two U.S. Navy battleships––the USS Arizona and the USS Utah. The Japanese dealt a near fatal blow to the Navy’s fleet.

    The theme for this year’s Commemoration is: “Everlasting Legacy.” The theme brings attention to what is considered to be the Greatest Generation and the sacrifices made by Americans who served in World War II and on the war home front.

    World War is a constant threat to humanity. In March 2021, Russia began a large military build-up along its border with Ukraine, eventually amassing up to 190,000 troops and their equipment. The invasion began on the morning of February 24, 2022. The war still rages in Ukraine, as Russia has no intent of stopping its aggressive invasion.

    There are so many power-hungry leaders seeking to gain more power through force. They do not care about the cost of human lives and devastation that can be caused by even a nuclear encounter. May we continue to look to Jesus, when He judges the nations, and there will be no more war.

    There will be no universal peace till the Prince of peace appears.
    ~J.C. Ryle~

  • Prepare for the Coming King — Tuesday December 6, 2022
  • When God Speaks — Monday December 5, 2022
  • The Silence of God — Sunday December 4, 2022
  • The Narrative of Jesus Christ — Saturday December 3, 2022
  • The Christmas Story — Friday December 2, 2022
  • The BRANCH — Thursday December 1, 2022
  • The One Ruler in Israel — Wednesday November 30, 2022
  • Christ’s Government of Peace — Tuesday November 29, 2022
  • The Wonderful Names of Christ — Monday November 28, 2022
  • Immanuel, God With Us — Sunday November 27, 2022
  • A Name Above All Names — Saturday November 26, 2022
  • Power in the Name of Jesus — Friday November 25, 2022
  • Thanksgiving Blessings — Thursday November 24, 2022
  • Giving God the Glory — Wednesday November 23, 2022
  • Miracles and Wonders — Tuesday November 22, 2022
  • Praising God! — Monday November 21, 2022
  • Fix Your Eyes Upon Jesus — Sunday November 20, 2022
  • Miracles Do Happen — Saturday November 19, 2022
  • The Power of Prayer — Friday November 18, 2022
  • Breaking of Bread and Prayer — Thursday November 17, 2022
  • A Unified Church — Wednesday November 16, 2022
  • The Fear of God — Tuesday November 15, 2022
  • The Importance of Prayer — Monday November 14, 2022
  • Members of One Another — Sunday November 13, 2022
  • Word, Fellowship and Prayer — Saturday November 12, 2022