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“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. 
“May your word to me be fulfilled.” - Luke 1:38 (NIV)

It had been a long, cold, and wet day of touring in Israel. I had been jostled by the crowds at the Church of the Nativity. I had shivered in the cold and looked for shelter from the wind in a shepherd’s field east of Bethlehem. Now I was navigating...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to do what you want us to do and to be who you created us to be. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 22:39-46

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