Jennifer Dudding (New South Wales, Australia)
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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...
Jesus is the suffering servant who has experienced our pain.
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”