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Philip . . . heard the [Ethiopian eunuch] reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” - Acts 8:30-31 (NIV)

I enjoy the art on the covers of The Upper Room but sometimes do not fully understand the intention of the artist. So I appreciate that on the second page of each issue, an art interpretation gives me insights into the work of the artist. Without this help, I would...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, as we study the Bible to understand it better, help us to use this understanding to share with those around us who are seeking the truth in your word. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Acts of the Apostles 8:26-36, 38-39

Thought for the Day

Today I will listen to others’ perspectives to learn about God’s word.

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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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