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Jesus said, “Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. 
But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” - John 12:24 (NIV)

Driving through a lush, green forest, I rounded a curve to see hundreds of white cylinders studding a bare hillside. The scene resembled a cemetery marked with rows of tombstones. Then I looked closer. Each white cylinder surrounded a tiny hand-planted sapling, protecting it from nibbling deer and harsh winds....

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to trust you with our losses. Then help us to look forward to the new growth only you can provide. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Ephesians 3:14-21

Thought for the Day

With each loss, God provides an opportunity for new growth.

Prayer Focus

to be open to new life


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