James R. Hayes (Tennessee)
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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...
I am loved as a member of God’s family.
Someone mourning the death of a parent
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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.”
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