A Lenten Devotional, Day 18

A Lenten Devotional, Day 18

This season, we’re blessed with a set of Lenten devotionals by contributing author Lee Hinkle.  Find out more about Lee at the bottom of this article, or at hinkledownunder.com.


John 1:1-14 (ESV)


I know this is the third time this passage has been posted. It is a good passage, and today it has been going through my mind a lot. We have been unpacking since our possessions arrived last week, and today we began unpacking our boxes of books.

[pullquote]God speaking to us in a way that cannot be ignored; a way that confronts us and disrupts us.[/pullquote]I thought the girls were excited about their plush animals and toys, but the excitement they had as they rediscovered books that they love and cherish was amazing to watch. As I was putting my books on their shelves in the office I would look at ones I have read several times, and think that I needed to pick them up again. And then there are books that I haven’t even read yet. I really need to get to those. There are books that seem to be missing. I might not have packed them, or maybe sold them a few years ago but forgot. There are books that are missing because I haven’t purchased them yet, or have purchased the Kindle version, so they have a space on my devices but don’t need space on the shelf. These pieces of bound paper with words written on them are filled with conversations that have challenged, comforted, and encouraged me; books that are for learning, enjoyment, or refreshment. These sorts of words—words that come to life when I read them in my mind, or out loud to my children—fill these books.

The Word became flesh. God speaking to us in a way that cannot be ignored; a way that confronts us and disrupts us.

The Word became flesh. God’s perfect expression for us to behold His glory and witness His Truth draws us in to a true knowledge of ourselves, each other and our Creator.

The Word became flesh.


Thank you, Jesus, for coming. Thank you, Father, for speaking through your perfect Word. Thank you for filling us with your presence and allowing us to behold your glory. Amen.

Lenten Action

Take time for memorize this passage. I am sure you will see it again before this Lenten Season is finished.

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Lee Hinkle is an American pastor who, with his family of 7, felt God’s call to pack up and plant a church in Fremantle, a town in Perth, Western Australia.  Last Summer, the Hinkles left Indianapolis and arrived in Oz to begin their work.  You can follow their adventures at hinkledownunder.com.

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