Sarah Young’s first experience of the Presence of God in a tiny Alpine village in France led her to life as a missionary for Him. Decades later, after many years of writing in prayer journals, she wanted to document her communion with His Presence in a new way. Young desired to have a dialogue with God, not the one-way communication of her journals. In a step of faith, Sarah sat down with pen in hand and listened for God, ready to write down whatever He told her. Reflecting Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God”, Jesus Calling, is a powerful devotional based on Young’s journey to deeper intimacy with the Savior through her personal meditations with God.
With her eyes always on the inerrant Word of Scripture, Young’s writings are from Jesus’ point of view. The first person singular (I, Me, Mine) always refers to Christ while “you” refers to the reader, so that the perspective is that of Jesus speaking directly to you. The messages of Jesus Calling bring each reader deeper into the presence and peace of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Calling is a devotional filled with uniquely inspired treasures from heaven for every day of the year. After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to listen to God with pen in hand, writing down whatever she believed He was saying to her. It was awkward at first, but gradually her journaling changed from monologue to dialogue. She knew her writings were not inspired as Scripture is, but journaling helped her grow closer to God. Others were blessed as she shared her writings, until people all over the world were using her messages. They are written from Jesus’ point of view, thus the title Jesus Calling. It is Sarah’s fervent prayer that our Savior may bless readers with His presence and His peace in ever deeper measure.