Daily Devotional

Welcome to our devotional section. Perhaps you are checking it out now for the very first time. 

Our devotional section provides additional spiritual input for helping you go further and deeper in your journey with the Lord. It is our desire, our hope, and our prayer that this devotional section will be a helpful Spiritual Life tool for you to utilize on a regular basis. 

Each day’s devotional will typically consist of Scripture, commentary, and a prayer response. Current Devotionals can be accessed each day online at www.capecodchurch.com/daily or by using the Cape Cod Church App. Printed copies from the prior week are available at the Connection Desk.

Feel free to scroll back for past Devotionals and weekend poems and stories. The devotionals usually run Monday through Friday (Once in a while they run through Saturday).

Blessings, Ken Hart

Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator.  Answering an ad in the

newspaper, he went to the office address that was listed.

When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the background.

A sign on the receptionist’s counter instructed job applicants to fill out a form and wait until they were summoned to enter the inner office.

The young man filled out his form and sat down with the seven other applicants in the waiting area.

After a few minutes, the young man stood up, crossed the room to the door of the inner office, and walked right in.

Naturally the other applicants perked up, wondering what was going on. They muttered among themselves that they hadn’t heard any summons yet.

They assumed that the young man who went into the office made a mistake and would be disqualified.

Within a few minutes, however, the employer escorted the young man out of the office and said to the other applicants:

“Gentlemen, thank you very much for coming, but the job has just been filled.”

The other applicants began grumbling to each other, and one spoke up saying:

“Wait a minute, I don’t understand. He was the last to come in, and we never even got a chance to be interviewed. Yet he got the job. That’s not fair!”

The employer said:

“I’m sorry, but the last several minutes while you’ve been sitting here, the telegraph has been ticking out the following message in Morse Code: ‘If you understand this message, then come right in. The job is yours.'”

“None of you heard it or understood it. This young man did. The job is his.”

We are so busy living in a world that is full of noise and clatter, like that office. People are distracted and unable to hear the still, small voice of God as He speaks in creation, in the Scriptures, and in the life and work of Jesus Christ.

So I ask you, as I ask myself:

“Are you listening, or are you waiting for the call? Do you hear the Lord when he speaks to you?”

~ Author Unknown

Back when the telegraph was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young man applied for a job as a Morse Code operator.  Answering an ad in the

newspaper, he went to the office address that was listed.

When he arrived, he entered a large, busy office filled with noise and clatter, including the sound of the telegraph in the background.

A sign on the receptionist’s counter instructed job applicants to fill out a form and wait until they were summoned to enter the inner office.

The young man filled out his form and sat down with the seven other applicants in the waiting area.

After a few minutes, the young man stood up, crossed the room to the door of the inner office, and walked right in.

Naturally the other applicants perked up, wondering what was going on. They muttered among themselves that they hadn’t heard any summons yet.

They assumed that the young man who went into the office made a mistake and would be disqualified.

Within a few minutes, however, the employer escorted the young man out of the office and said to the other applicants:

“Gentlemen, thank you very much for coming, but the job has just been filled.”

The other applicants began grumbling to each other, and one spoke up saying:

“Wait a minute, I don’t understand. He was the last to come in, and we never even got a chance to be interviewed. Yet he got the job. That’s not fair!”

The employer said:

“I’m sorry, but the last several minutes while you’ve been sitting here, the telegraph has been ticking out the following message in Morse Code: ‘If you understand this message, then come right in. The job is yours.'”

“None of you heard it or understood it. This young man did. The job is his.”

We are so busy living in a world that is full of noise and clatter, like that office. People are distracted and unable to hear the still, small voice of God as He speaks in creation, in the Scriptures, and in the life and work of Jesus Christ.

So I ask you, as I ask myself:

“Are you listening, or are you waiting for the call? Do you hear the Lord when he speaks to you?”

~ Author Unknown

Devotionals by  Chaplain Ken Hart.  Ken is a long time member of Cape Cod Church, a retired Pastor, who also serves as a hospice chaplain.

2022: Week Thirty-Two

Fruits of the Holy Spirit – The Fruits of Gentleness and Self-control

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Sunday, August 7th

Weekend Post

 

2022: Week Thirty-One

Fruits of the Holy Spirit – The Fruits of Goodness and Faithfulness

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Sunday, July 31st

Weekend Post

 

2022: Week Thirty

Fruits of the Holy Spirit – The Fruits of Patience and Kindness

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Sunday, July 24th

Weekend Post

 

2022: Week Twenty-Nine

 Fruits of the Holy Spirit – The Fruits of Joy and Peace

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Sunday, July 17th

Weekend Post

 

2022: Week Twenty-Eight

Fruits of the Holy Spirit – The Fruit of Love

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Sunday, July 10th

Weekend Post

 

2022: Week Twenty-Seven

The Living Word of God – God’s Agents of Truth

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Sunday, July 3rd

Weekend Post

 

2022: Week Twenty-Six

The Living Word of God – Handling Scripture Accurately

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Twenty-Five

The Living Word of God – The Transforming Nature of God’s Word

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Twenty-Four

The Living Word of God – How God Communicates

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, June 11 & 12

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Twenty-Three

The Living Word of God – Being Devoted to God and His Word

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, June 4 & 5

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Twenty-Two

Christianity, the Real Deal – Followers Who Finish Strong

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Twenty-One

 Christianity, the Real Deal – Disciples Who Fully Follow

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Twenty

Christianity, the Real Deal – Wrong Living to Right Living

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Nineteen

 Christianity, the Real Deal – People Genuinely Transformed

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Eighteen

Christianity, the Real Deal – The Gospel of Actual Grace

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Seventeen

Christianity, the Real Deal – Jesus Christ, the One and Only

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Sixteen

The Impact of Easter – Resurrection Living

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

EASTER WEEKEND 2022

April 16 & 17

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Fifteen

Holy Week

The Impact of Easter – Culmination & Triumph

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, April 9 & 10

Weekend Posts

 

Just Like Me

Dear Lord, forgive our yielding to temptation; Forgive our pride,...

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2022: Week Fourteen

The Impact of Easter – The Authority of Christ

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Thirteen

The Impact of Easter – The Way of the Cross

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, March 26 & 27

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Twelve

The Impact of Easter – A Suffering Messiah

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Eleven

God’s Loving People – Led by Faith

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Sunday, March 13

Weekend Post

 

2022: Week Ten

God’s Loving People – Called to Koinonia

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, March 5 & 6

Weekend Posts

 

Love Stays

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside....

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2022: Week Nine

God’s Loving People – Being the Body of Christ

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Sunday, February 28

Weekend Post

 

2022: Week Eight

God’s Loving People – God’s Kingdom Team

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, February 19 & 20

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Seven

God’s Love Extended – A Force that Wins

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, February 12 & 13

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Six

God’s Love Extended – A Passion that Reaches

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, February 5 & 6

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Five

God’s Love Extended – A Gift to All

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, January 29 & 30

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Four

God’s Love Extended – A Way of Life

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, January 22 & 23

Weekend Posts

 

2022: Week Three

God’s Amazing Love – Unites Us with Christ

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, January 15 & 16

Weekend Posts

 

“One”

By Shawnee Kellie One word can spark a moment, One...

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2022: Week Two

God’s Amazing Love – It Provided the Cross

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, January 8 & 9

Weekend Posts

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2022: Week One

God’s Amazing Love – It is Unconditional

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, January 1 & 2

New Year’s Weekend!

2022

 

2021: Week 52

 God’s Amazing Love – It is Unchanging

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, December 25 & 26

CHRISTMAS WEEKEND

 

2021: Week 51

The Christmas Story – Tribulation Blessings

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, December 18 & 19

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 50

The Christmas Story – God with Us

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, December 11 & 12

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 49

The Christmas Story – An Amazing Arrival (Birth)

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday &Sunday, December 4 & 5

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 48

The Christmas Story – Setting the Stage

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday &Sunday, November 27 & 28

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 47

God’s Marching Orders

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Sunday, November 21

Weekend Post

 

2021: Week 46

God’s on a Mission

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, November 13 & 14

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 45

The Spiritual Boldness of Living Fully

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, November 6 & 7

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 44

God’s Impactful Presence

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday, October 30

Weekend Post

 

2021: Week 43

The Master Teacher

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24

Weekend Posts

 

The Glasses

Mother’s father worked as a carpenter.  On this particular day,...

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2021: Week 42

Understanding the Issues of the Heart

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, October 16 & 17

Weekend Posts

 

Paradox

The paradox of our time in history is that we...

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2021: Week 41

Sabbath Lessons

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, October 10th & 11th

Weekend Post

 

2021: Week 40

Good Stewards of God’s Grace

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Sunday, October 3rd

Weekend Post

 

2021: Week 39

The Power of Relational Forgiveness

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 38

God’s Mission of Grace

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, September 18 & 19

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 37

The Gospel of Grace

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, September 11 & 12

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 36

Lasting Spiritual Fulfillment

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, September 4 & 5

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 35

Maximum Love

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, August 28 & 29

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 34

The True Nature of Christ’s Church

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, August 21 & 22

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 33

Navigating Life Well

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

 

Saturday & Sunday, August 14 & 15

Weekend Posts

 

Headlines

Sometimes I just want to stop. Talk of Covid-19, looting,...

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2021: Week 32

God as Our Source

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Sunday, August 8th

Weekend Post

 

2021: Week 31

True “Success” in Life

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, July 31st & August 1st

Weekend Post

 

2021: Week 30

Maximum Love

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, July 24th & 25th

Weekend Post

 

2021: Week 29

Loving the Lost

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Sunday, July 18th

Weekend Post

 

2021: Week 28

A Course for Life

 

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, July 10 & 11th

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 27

The Way of Love

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Sunday, July 4th

Weekend Post

 

2021: Week 26

Handling Suffering

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, June 26 & 27

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 25

Passing Our Faith to the Next Generation

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, June 19 & 20

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 24

Divine Resources for Human Needs

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, June 12 & 13

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 23

Resiliency in the Face of Troubles

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, June 5 & 6

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 22

Divine Troubles

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, May 29th & 30th

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 21

The Upward Call of God

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, May 22nd & 23rd

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 20

Responding To Distress

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, May 15th & 16th

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 19

Raising Kids to Live Fully

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, May 8th & 9th

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 18

The Pursuit of Righteousness

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, May 1st & 2nd

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 17

The Spiritual Boldness of Living Fully 

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, April 24th & 25th

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 16

The Freedom of Unconditional Love

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Sunday. April 18th

Weekend Post

 

2021: Week 15

Endurance at Living Fully 

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, April 10th & 11th

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 14

Culmination of Suffering and Triumph

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Easter Weekend, April 3rd & 4th

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 13

Everything Subject to the Master’s Authority

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, March 27th & 28th

Weekend Posts

 

Myself

By Edgar A. Guest I have to live with myself...

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2021: Week 12

Compelled to Deeper Faith

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.

Saturday & Sunday, March 20th & 21st

Weekend Posts

 

2021: Week 11

The Way of Grace

A daily devotional written by Chaplain Ken Hart

Devotionals will post daily at 5:00am throughout the week.