Daily Devotions For The DeafAuthor: Deaf Missions
14 Nov 2018

Daily Devotions For The Deaf

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Daily Devotions For The Deaf are daily Bible devotions produced by Deaf Missions and presented in American Sign Language. For more information, please visit www.deafmissions.com.

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    Across the Gap





    On June 15, 2012, Nik Wallenda walked across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The distance across the falls is an 1800-foot gap between the United States and Canada. That is a long way to walk on a tightrope! But Nik was confident that the rope would hold him and would not break.
    Ever since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, there has been a gap between people and God. People have tried many ways to get across that gap by their own good works. But we cannot cross that gap by ourselves. The only way we can come close to God is through Jesus.
    In our Bible Reading today, Paul told Timothy how people can get across that gap. Verse 5a says, “There is only one God, and there is only one way that people can reach God. That way is through Christ Jesus.”
    The devil will try to keep you from reaching God. But stand strong on God’s Word and let Jesus lead you through life.

  • Posted on 30 Apr 2014

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    Storms





    I rode my bicycle to a special place in the country. I sat beside a small creek, listening to the birds and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.
    Usually the creek flowed calmly over the rocks. But that day, it rushed by me, moving sticks and dirt in its path. I knew that in a few days, the water would once again become calm and peaceful.
    Often our lives are like that small creek. Sometimes things are calm and peaceful in our lives. And then we face “storms” like sickness, death or family problems. During those times, Jesus helps us be calm — just like He calmed the stormy waters in our Bible Reading today. “Then he stood up and gave a command to the wind and the water. The wind stopped, and the lake became very calm” (verse 26b).
    When bad times come, we don’t need to be afraid or worry. We just need to trust Jesus. He will help us face our problems and bring us peace.

  • Posted on 29 Apr 2014

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    Jesus' Followers





    In our Bible Reading, Jesus was in a garden with His followers. He knew that soon He would die. Jesus also knew that some of His special followers would reject Him.
    These verses tell us that Jesus’ followers could not even stay awake while He prayed in the garden. Soon after this, Judas gave Jesus to the Jewish authorities and Peter denied Jesus three times. Jesus must have been very disappointed that even His twelve special followers failed Him.
    Jesus knew that when He left the earth, these followers would be leaders of the new church. The spread of the Good News would depend on these men. Maybe Jesus wondered if He could trust them to lead others to salvation.
    We are all sinners. And we all disappoint Jesus. But He still loves us and wants us to do our best to follow Him. Ask God to forgive you and help you serve Him.

  • Posted on 28 Apr 2014

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    Jesus' Baptism





    Our Bible Reading today talks about when Jesus was ready to teach the Good News about salvation. He asked John the Baptizer to baptize Him. John did not think that he should baptize Jesus. John said that Jesus should baptize him instead. Jesus explained why He wanted John to baptize Him. “’Let it be this way for now. We should do whatever God says is right.’ Then John agreed” (verse 15b).
    Jesus’ baptism was a special time in His life. God, His Father, was very proud of Him. “A voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the one I love. I am very pleased with him’” (verse 17). When we are baptized, God is pleased with us, too. Baptism is a way we can show that we want to die to our old life of sin and trust Jesus to give us new life.
    After Jesus’ baptism, He began His ministry of teaching about God and His kingdom. I hope that you have new life in Jesus. Are you ready to share the Good News about Jesus with others today?

  • Posted on 27 Apr 2014

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    Love and Forgiveness (2)





    Yesterday we read what Jesus said about loving and forgiving our enemies. Today we will read what Jesus did when His enemies were hurting Him.
    Our Bible Reading tells us the terrible things that people did to Jesus. Was Jesus guilty of doing something wrong? No, He was innocent. He never sinned. But His enemies beat Him, mocked Him, spit on Him, put a crown of thorns on His head, and nailed Him to a cross.
    What did Jesus do? Did He curse those people or ask God to kill them? No! Verse 34 tells us what Jesus did. “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them. They don’t know what they are doing.’” Jesus loved and forgave the people who killed Him.
    Today there may be people who make fun of you because you are a Christian. What will you do? Will you be loving and forgiving like Jesus?

  • Posted on 26 Apr 2014

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