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[Jesus] saw James and John . . . in their boat repairing the fishing nets. At that very moment he called them. They followed him, leaving their father 
Zebedee in the boat with the hired workers. - Mark 1:19-20 (CEB)

Jesus called brothers James and John at the same time. They followed immediately and were with Jesus throughout his ministry. Interestingly, almost every reference to James is in relation to John and Peter. James is what I call a “hidden disciple.”
James was one of the original disciples and, after...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, Lord, that our worth to you is not 
measured by how well known we are to other people, for 
none of us is hidden from your loving eyes. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Acts of the Apostles 12:1-5

Thought for the Day

Christ sees and cherishes each person who follows him.

Prayer Focus

The “hidden” disciples in my life

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“I believe with all my heart that vulnerability and authenticity are the only way to find wholeness in Jesus Christ. … I believe in the holistic, healing love and salvation in Jesus Christ, who walks with us in the valleys and brings beauty from ash heaps again and again and again. I am here to tell you that I have been on the mountaintops and in the valleys, and I have discovered that we need a reset in our souls. We need to share stories so that others will too. When we’re free to be real, that’s when the real joy comes.” Read more.