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In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea. - Matthew 3:1 (NIV)

In the 1970s, one winter afternoon after classes, I hurried to Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery to study a painting entitled Appearance of Christ to the People by Alexander Ivanov. My plan was to sit alone and reflect on the life-sized masterpiece, but a young stranger soon joined me on the...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to share your word with people who cross our path every day. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 3:1-12

Thought for the Day

Interruptions are often opportunities from God.

Prayer Focus

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Seeing young people, both men and women, participate in and write their testimonies at The Upper Room daily devotional writers’ workshop in Yangon, 2019, has been a highlight for me. The event and testimonies led to the publication of the first Lenten devotional in the Myanmar language. I truly believe that through The Upper Room ministry, the Lord will continue to equip people in Myanmar to grow and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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