The Lord proclaims: Cursed are those who trust in mere humans, who depend on human strength and turn their hearts from the Lord. . . . Happy are those who trust in the Lord, who rely on the Lord. - Jeremiah 17:5, 7 (CEB)

Standing in the marketplace of ancient Megiddo in Israel, I closed my eyes and imagined the swirl of activity occurring on this spot three thousand years earlier. Once considered the jewel of northern Israel, the location hosted Solomon’s stables and Ahab’s winter palace. Merchants would have been hawking their wares,...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, empower us to focus our hearts on you, not on the “crumbling empires” around us. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Matthew 6:19-24

Thought for the Day

Trusting in God brings security that the world can never give.

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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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