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Through [Christ] you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God. - 1 Peter 1:21 (NIV)

We were in the Easter season. I was planting a new rose bush when I snagged my finger on one of its many thorns. With greater care and watchful of those thorns, I separated the bush’s stems to discover the first swelling buds. For me, this bush was a message...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, increase in us faith for today and hope for tomorrow. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Philippians 3:7-11

Thought for the Day

Faith in Christ Jesus sustains me now. Hope in him leads me to resurrection.

Prayer Focus

For God to sustain us through trials


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