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Joseph replied to his brothers, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to 
accomplish what is now being done, 
the saving of many lives." - Genesis 50:20 (NIV)

A number of years ago I went for a walk in the woods with Bob, a friend from church who was a professor of forestry. As we were enjoying the natural surroundings, he showed me a basketball-sized, bulbous growth on the limb of a tree and told me it was...

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, work in the struggles of our lives to help us turn them into testimonies of your love and power, as we pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matt. 6:9-13, niv). Amen.

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Today's Reading
Genesis 50:15-20

Thought for the Day

God can transform our brokenness into something beautiful.

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