United Church of Christ Still Speaking Writers’ Group Lenten Devotional Ready for Purchase

 Has God’s steadfast love ceased? (Psalm 77:8)

“We know, we know. You’ve been burned before. Your trust has been bent to the limit, then snapped. Politicians. Lovers. Broadband providers. That very expensive eye cream. Western civilization. The church. They promised so much — and it hardly matters whether they simply tried and failed, or never intended to honor their promises in the first place

They say God isn’t like the ones who let you down. But it’s hard not to look at God with the same jaded eye you’ve begun to cast on everything else. “Promises, promises,” you sneer, and resume doom scrolling. 

This Lent, bring your cynicism and your scars. But be sure you bring, too, that little bit of hope you still have for a God who won’t let you down. From the writers of the popular online Daily DevotionalPromises, Promises includes a biblical text, reflection, and prayer for each day of Lent until Easter Sunday.”

(The Stillspeaking Writers’ Group is composed of United Church of Christ ministers and writers who collaborate on resources for people in the church, outside the church, and not sure about the church.)

To reserve your copy of this devotional, contact Pastor Mary Beth at 393-2400 or mbhartenstein@gmail.com. by Sunday, January 31.