April 5th Lenten Devotional


Daphne Urban

Luke 19:11-19

This parable speaks to me.  These scriptures speak to me.  I relate it to risk takers in our current day.  Some people are huge risk takers. They jump out of airplanes and trust that their parachute will open before they hit the ground.  These people risk their lives.  When they take huge risks and they come out okay, then they are rewarded with continued life, and they are willing to risk it again.  Some people risk their money, by gambling or putting it in the stock market.  With a few chance decisions on what the dice will roll or how much diversity they decided upon, depends on if their money amount grows or shrinks in size.  Some people are very conservative and don’t take any unnecessary risks with any part of their lives.  I would consider myself a modest risk taker.

I took a risk this year by beginning seminary.  It’s exciting, but scary because I haven’t been in college in over ten years.  But I’m ready to answer God’s call and turn my life more to him, so here I am.

Dear Jesus, help me to trust in you, and you will give me guidance.  Help me to turn my fears of life risks over to you, and you will give me peace.  Help me remember that I get my strength from you, and you will reward me with your love.  My faith is in you.  Amen.


Daphne Urban is a distributive learning master of divinity seminary student at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, and attends church at New Salem Lutheran Church in Turtle River, MN.

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