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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.

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.

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