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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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Patience

"Patience requires us to slow down, pay attention, and see God in the midst of our frustration. When you get impatient, ask God what God would like you to see in that moment." Read More . . .