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Many are invited, but few are chosen. - Matthew 22:14 (NIV)

In 1979, I was a relatively young and inexperienced elementary-school teacher with a vague knowledge of Christ gleaned from Sunday school in childhood. Then, in a Scottish teaching journal, I saw advertised the post of sole teacher/missionary for the very remote Shetland island of Foula. Being quite adventurous by nature...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, God, for reaching out through scripture so that we may mature and grow as your blessed children. We pray as Jesus taught us, saying, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matt. 6:9-13, KJV).

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Today's Reading
Matthew 22:1-14

Thought for the Day

I am empowered to share God’s love with others.

Prayer Focus

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White Silence is inexcusable

“I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what is it that you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage. 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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