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Jesus said, “If I go and prepare a place for you, 
I will come back and take you to be with me 
that you also may be where I am.” - John 14:3 (NIV)

During the 1980s I visited the Philippines on several occasions. I always looked forward to my daily run along a jungle road. It stretched from the city up the mountain through the most beautiful country one could ever see. The huge tropical trees were like spires reaching toward heaven. Occasionally...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, help us to meditate on eternity even as we experience the troubles of this day. Help us to increasingly reflect the joy of your presence in the world. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Revelation 22:1-5

Thought for the Day

Eternal life begins now and points me toward heaven.

Prayer Focus

Christians in the Philippines


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