Alice H. Murray (Florida, USA)
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The Lord said to Samuel, “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” - 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)
While traveling, I stopped at a roadside produce stand. After checking out the usual fare — tomatoes, melons, etc. — I turned to read the labels on the glass jars displayed on the shelves. I saw pickled vegetables, jellies, and F.R.O.G. jam. Frog jam? The name discouraged me from checking...
What have I missed by focusing on the packaging and not the contents of God’s children?
Respond by posting a prayer.
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.”