As we find ourselves in uncertain times, with news of the spread of COVID-19 changing constantly, it’s important to remember where Christians find their faith, hope, and strength—our Savior, Jesus Christ.
“God’s Word is full of encouragement for all of us during this time,” says Mr. Bill Ziche, president of Northwestern Publishing House (NPH). “As you and your family find yourself at home, it is a wonderful opportunity for you—individually and as a family—to get into God’s Word and find peace.”
Northwestern Publishing House has many devotional books to help you, including:
- Where in the World is God by Rev. Harold Senkbeil.
- When Jesus Is There by Richard Lauersdorf.
- There’s a Prayer for That.
- Prayers for People Under Pressure by Donald Deffner.
- He Hears My Voice: Prayers From Meditations.
- For Such a Time as This: Comfort From Meditations.
- Luther’s Catechism (2017). This resource offers many options for worship and reflection as you gather your family for devotional time. A “Connections” section at the end of each unit introduces a Bible history or other larger section from Scripture, with thought questions to elicit discussion. It also includes quotes from Luther and hymn verses.
All of these resources are available from Northwestern Publishing House, nph.net, or by calling 800-662-6022. Many are available as ebooks as well. NPH customer service lines are remaining open, and orders will continue to be filled.
WELS also offers many free devotional options, including a daily devotion that can be e-mailed directly to you.
“Besides offering you this encouragement from God’s Word, you can share these e-mail devotions with others,” says Rev. Eric Roecker, director of WELS Evangelism. “Think of the unchurched people you know who may be facing an unknown future without God’s great promises. You can be the one God uses to calm their fears with the assurances the Daily Devotions provide.”
Several articles from Forward in Christ magazine can also be found online, including five years of previous issues. Messages of hope and God’s help can be found in many of the articles, including this recent Teen Talk.