Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. - Luke 23:43 (KJV)

When I was hiking in the woods one early spring day, the sky was overcast. The scenery was full of bleak, leafless trees. As I climbed a hill, a gust of wind turned my thoughts to sadness and melancholy. God seemed far away from me at that moment.

But suddenly...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us keep our eyes on your brightness and glory when the world seems dark. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Luke 23:39-43

Thought for the Day

Even in times of sadness, God sends messages of hope and joy.

Prayer Focus

Someone struggling to see God’s beauty

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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