Valerie Bryant Bennett (Tennessee, USA)
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I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name. - Isaiah 45:3 (NRSV)
On a Saturday morning several years ago, my best friend died in an accident. I spent much of the day with his family, but it wasn’t until that night in bed, alone in the dark, that I was truly struck by the impact of losing him. I cried out to...
I find some of God’s most valuable gifts in places I least expect.
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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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