Peter Veugelaers (Wellington, New Zealand)
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God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.” - Genesis 21:17 (NIV)
Working in the garden one sunny day made the world feel sweet, but the next day the sunny weather was gone. I uprooted weeds with clouds overhead and a heavy heart. I wish all days could be beautiful! Life is like that too — with good and bad times. We...
God is working for good during the hard times.
Children without clean water
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”