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Thank you for visiting this page. The pastors at Stanwich believe being in God's Word every day is an opportunity to draw closer to the wisdom, beauty, and goodness we all desire in our lives.  This devotional, even if only for 5 short minutes, is a way for you and our entire Stanwich community to draw near to our Lord and Savior. I encourage you to set a reminder on your calendar to visit this page daily or sign up to receive the daily newsletter. 


Blessings - Pastor David


Daily Podcast

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Daily Verse

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. . . . A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.

Proverbs 6:6–8, 10–11


Daily Reflection

It is easy to forget that our special status in this world confers special obligations. The industrious ant prepares for the season ahead, but when we perversely wallow in our own indolence, we dishonor the God who created us “a little lower than the heavenly beings and...crowned us with glory and honor.”(Psalm 8:5)


  Food For Thought

Four things on earth are small,
    but they are exceedingly wise:
the ants are a people not strong,
    yet they provide their food in the summer;
the rock badgers are a people not mighty,
    yet they make their homes in the cliffs;
the locusts have no king,
    yet all of them march in rank;
the lizard you can take in your hands,
    yet it is in kings' palaces.

Proverbs 30:24-28


Takeaway Question

Have you ever wondered how creatures know what they know? Who told the ant to hurry up because winter will soon be here? All living creatures seem to have a real purpose behind their activities. Are we any different?