Since 2005, Higher Things® has provided free daily devotions, called Reflections, for youth and families. These Reflections are centered in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and are based upon texts from the one-year lectionary and Luther’s Small Catechism.

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Reflections: December 5, 2020
December 5th, 2020
We don’t go and get our salvation, but our salvation comes and gets us. ...
Advent 2 - Dean's List Supplement to the Reflections
December 4th, 2020
While we were still sinners, He sent His Son to die for us. And that's the true sign of who we are. Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews, King of Zion. That Jesus is our King. He became our King when He brought us out of the domain of darkness into his own kingdom in the waters of Holy Baptism....
Reflections: December 4, 2020
December 4th, 2020
God's Word says that sunny skies or stormy, your Baptism clothes you with Christ now....
Reflections: December 3, 2020
December 3rd, 2020
Baptism promises that as the Last Day approaches, the fulfillment of our salvation also approaches. ...
Reflections: December 2, 2020
December 2nd, 2020
Because Jesus is in control, we are set free to love and serve those around us....
Reflections: December 1, 2020
December 1st, 2020
Jesus gets our sin, and we get His righteousness....
Reflections: November 30, 2020
November 30th, 2020
By His arrival and by His Cross, Jesus has found even us. ...
Reflections: November 29, 2020
November 29th, 2020
Any fear over Jesus' coming and His mission is silenced at His birth....
Reflections: November 28, 2020
November 28th, 2020
We ask God to help us know His ways, because we can't do that on our own....
Advent 1 - Dean's List Supplement to the Reflections
November 27th, 2020
Advent. "Ad Te Levavi" It's all together. It's all about Jesus coming to get save you! To get you out of your lost estate so that you would come, you would come into His kingdom, forever and ever....