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[Job] said, “Naked I came from my mother’s 
womb, and naked shall I return there; the 
Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord.” - Job 1:21 (NRSV)

The ultrasound tech moved the wand over my abdomen. With a concerned look on her face, she said, “I am sorry; there is no heartbeat. The baby is gone.” My heart sank as tears rolled down my face. I nodded that I understood, even though I didn’t understand at all....

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, thank you for all your blessings. Help us to worship and acknowledge you, even when we mourn. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Job 1:1-21

Thought for the Day

I will praise God in both my sorrow and my joy.

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