Welcome to One Small Devotion - each week!  I'm Pastor Matt Richardt.

I shepherd a flock in Smithfield, Rhode Island, called Our Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The congregation belongs to a church body called The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.

Ordained in 1995, I have served congregations in Festus, Missouri; Jackson, Wyoming; and Escondido, California.  In 2002 I became a Navy chaplain and spent the next three years serving our Marines.

My goal is to write and publish one small devotion here on this site each week throughout the year.  I hope to cover a broad range of Bible verses and spiritual topics.

God bless your visits here, and would you pray with me the following?

O let me only Jesus see,
My Lord in His humility!
No other God, no other sight,
Can take away my sinful fright.

O let me only Jesus see,
My God in my humanity!
O Spirit, come, lift up my eyes,
And fill them with the Crucified!