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The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the 
crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice 
greatly and shout for joy. . . . they will see the 
glory of the Lord, the splendor of our God. - Isaiah 35:1-2 (NIV)

As I was walking with my mother this morning, we noticed lilies growing among the overgrown grass and weeds in a lot that has sat abandoned since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It was both striking and touching to see an example of such beauty in the midst of such ugliness....

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for being a steadfast presence of love in our lives. Help us to trust that you are at work even when we cannot see it. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 6:25-34

Thought for the Day

Though I may not see it, God is always at work in my life.

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