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“Am I only a God nearby,” declares the Lord, 
“and not a God far away? . . . Do not I 
fill heaven and earth?” - Jeremiah 23:23-24 (NIV)

When I moved to the bustling metropolis of Istanbul, a city of more than 15 million people, God seemed distant and unconcerned. My wife, our two children, and I had moved into a small apartment in a crowded part of the city. It was at the crossroads of two busy...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to trust you with the uncertainties of life’s transitions. In lonely and uncomfortable surroundings, may we turn to you, our constant companion. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Genesis 28:15-16

Thought for the Day

God is nearby — even in faraway places.

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