Jesus began to weep. - John 11:35 (NRSV)

As I wrote this devotional, it was exactly 34 years ago on Father’s Day that my mother and I stood by my father’s hospital bed to say our final goodbyes. Even after all these years I still miss him. Although I was feeling my own personal pain, it was my...

Today's Prayer
Living God, give us the courage and love to be present with those who are grieving and to be channels of your comfort to those who are hurting. Amen.
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Today's Reading
John 11:32-44

Thought for the Day

God is with me in my joys and in my sorrows.

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