Gary E. Crum (Virginia, USA)
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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.
Even in times of sadness, God sends messages of hope and joy.
Someone struggling to see God’s beauty
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I could not have found The Upper Room Moments of Prayer (on Facebook Live) sooner. For it is during these moments of centering spiritual practices, meditating on the words of scripture, praying with and for the world, that I find moments of transcendence, hear whispers of peace and hope, see glimpses of truth and justice, behold visions of love and beauty amid all the stark realities that are around me.”