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Jacob said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. For to see your face is like seeing the face of God.” - Genesis 33:10 (NIV)

Growing up, I was no saint — any more than Esau. My younger brother was not a devil — any more than Jacob. Like all siblings, we competed for time, affection, and family resources. For a while in high school, almost every day when we arrived home I would so...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for showing us how to forgive and for allowing us to see your glory when we do. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Genesis 33:1-11

Thought for the Day

When I ask for forgiveness, I have a chance to see the face of God.

Prayer Focus

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