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I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. - Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

Growing up as a dark-skinned boy, I endured constant pain from bullies who would call me “charcoal boy.” These taunts seriously affected my self-esteem and self-confidence. I would come home from school dejected and in tears.

I became angry with God for making me dark and — as I thought...

Today's Prayer
O Lord, thank you for making us in your wonderful image. When the world makes us doubt it, remind us of our beauty as your children. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 139:1-14

Thought for the Day

I am a beautiful creation of God.

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Seeing young people, both men and women, participate in and write their testimonies at The Upper Room daily devotional writers’ workshop in Yangon, 2019, has been a highlight for me. The event and testimonies led to the publication of the first Lenten devotional in the Myanmar language. I truly believe that through The Upper Room ministry, the Lord will continue to equip people in Myanmar to grow and to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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