Home Altar

UPDATED WEEKLY

A devotional guide written by Covenanters, the Covenant Home Altar invites us to take time in our day for God’s word, quiet meditation, and prayer. Especially significant in these uncertain days of isolation and anxiety, the Home Altar invites us to be in community with our brothers and sisters in the larger family of faith, as they share their stories and insights in these daily reflections.

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Proper Suffering

“If I who make a great effort may not reach eternity, what about you who do nothing?” These are Pastor Chema’s words when someone complains about suffering. We all suffer in different ways and for different reasons. There is where we find the big difference. Do we suffer because of our own errors and mistakes? Or do we suffer for the sake of Christ?…

Servants Stewards

“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received” (v. 10).
Knowing we will have guests can be a burden to my wife, Fabi, but it also it turns into an opportunity to be a good steward of the things she has been given to manage, our home. …

We Are His

“Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one” (v. 11). When I was a kid, I would play hide and seek with my friends. We would wait, hiding, for a chance to run to the goal. …

Work Done

“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word” (v. 6). There is great satisfaction in beginning and finishing something. …

Salvation History

And now we come full circle. Those who witnessed God’s mighty acts in the Exodus now celebrate God’s faithfulness: “You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs; you let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place” (vv. 11-12). …

Indwelling God

God appears again. Jesus tells his disciples that as they see him, so have they seen God, the one who sent him. God is revealed in Jesus Christ. Loving God and keeping God’s commandments is the key that unlocks every door. …

God Heals

In the Gospel of John, Jesus’s disciples ask him on account of whose sin was a man born blind. Jesus tells them no one is to blame. This had happened in order that “the works of God might be made manifest in him” (9:3, RSV). …