UMCOR Offers Free Devotional eBook

Date Posted: 3/18/2014

Daily readings from the Committee on Relief reflect on ways we minister to those who hurt as a symbol of “our devotion to God.”
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I am pleased to offer you this One Great Hour of Sharing Devotional eBook as we prepare our
hearts for the upcoming One Great Hour of Sharing offering on the third Sunday of Lent. As
United Methodists, our mission always comes from devotion – our devotion to God, being
grounded in Jesus Christ and following Christ’s Spirit into the world.
How appropriate it is during this season of Lent to have opportunity to reflect on how we can
meet the needs of God’s children around the world. Lent is a season of repentance, self examination,
and awareness, not just of our own spiritual needs but also of the needs of others.
When we journey through Lent, we come to a greater understanding of Christ’s call to minister
to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ’s name.
These daily readings will share the reason we do what we do through UMCOR. It is my privilege
to see countless lives touched each day thanks to the generous efforts of so many. Moved by
God’s generosity to us, we reach out to share the goodness of life with those who hurt. This is
the vision that I pray you will share more deeply through these forty days of simple readings.
UMCOR has been known, for more than seventy years now, to remain alongside devastated
communities long after their plight has been pushed from the headlines. We continue
thoughtfully to provide the help that is most needed, whether cleaning kits, emergency food
distributions, strategic support, or spiritual and emotional care.
The support of your local congregation is critical as we aid so many recovering communities
around the world. I thank you for generosity already expressed. I’m excited to see how God will
continue to use us as the hands and feet of Jesus in a hurting world.
I hope you are blessed by these devotional readings and your heart is moved to action on
behalf of the helpless.
May God bless you and those you love.
Warmest regards,
Rev. Dr. J. Denise Honeycutt
Deputy General Secretary
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)