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Dear friend in Christ:

What a privilege it is to read God’s Word and gain strength from it! The very last verse of John’s Gospel account is profoundly interesting, if not a little humorous. “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” (John 21:25) Wow. Jesus did a lot of stuff! I’m thankful for all that the Gospel writers DID write down. This devotional book is a collection of various happenings from Jesus’ life.

The devotions were written by present-day disciples of Jesus who all serve the Lord on Salem’s campus each day. Our prayer is that you receive encouragement in your faith as we journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. May you also echo John’s words near the end of his Gospel where he writes, “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31)

A suggestion for success: You may or may not be in the habit of reading God’s Word each day. We hope and pray this devotional resource can be a daily source of encouragement and a habit-forming connection to our Savior. Consider reading the daily devotions on your own or with members of your family at a similar time each day. They are short enough that you probably only need a few minutes. Sundays are not included in the forty-day Lenten journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter. We look forward to sharing God’s Word with you in person at Salem or online at salem4u.com those days. May God encourage your heart and mind as you journey again to Jesus’ cross and empty tomb!