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A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness 
he will bring forth justice. - Isaiah 42:3 (NIV)

Early civilizations developed methods to transform reeds into paper, papyrus, and also to weave them into baskets, mats, and rope. Reeds were functional and beautiful. In contrast, a bruised reed was not beautiful and appeared to be useless.Similarly, a
bruise on our skin is a visible sign of injury. We...

Today's Prayer
Dear Jesus, thank you for understanding our pain and for healing and transforming us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 42:1-9

Thought for the Day

Jesus is the suffering servant who has experienced our pain.

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