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This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. - Psalm 118:24 (NRSV)

Our family recently lost my daughter-in-law Evelyn, and she will be deeply missed. Joy, the youngest of her 11 grandchildren, loved to run to her, wrap her arms around her legs, and tell her she’d never let her go. Much like the friends of the paralytic in our reading from...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, we rejoice in the gift of family. Even as we pray for miracles in the face of illness and pain, we hold on to the hope of your promise of eternal life. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 5:17-26

Thought for the Day

In the face of pain and loss, I will put my trust in the Lord.

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