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You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as [God’s] children. With this Spirit, we cry, “Abba, Father.” - Romans 8:15 (CEB)

As I drove home from my mother’s funeral, I was struck by the deeply sad thought that with both of my parents dead, I had become an orphan. I was feeling sorry for myself — utterly alone and dejected.
In the depths of my despair, the Spirit reminded me that...

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, help us to grow into the image of your son and our brother, Jesus Christ. Thank you for always being with us and reassuring us when we feel alone. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 14:15-21

Thought for the Day

I am loved as a member of God’s family.

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Emmaus helped me laugh again, and it brought joy back to my life after the loss of my child. I am now stronger than ever in my walk with the Lord. And to this day, I continue to sponsor pilgrims to The Walk to Emmaus. In my local church, I have led our discipleship team and have had the opportunity to start new Sunday school classes and various women’s ministries. ¡De Colores!”

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