Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. - Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

I live in a two-season tropical country where churches have large windows and vents to keep us cool in the summer. During one Christmas service, wind and rain came into the church during the candle-lighting procession, making it hard for the congregation to keep their candles burning. A few times...

Today's Prayer
God Almighty, thank you for giving us Jesus Christ. Help us to keep his peace and hope alive in our hearts. We pray as Jesus taught us, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil” (Luke 11:2-4, KJV). Amen.
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Today's Reading
Luke 1:26-37

Thought for the Day

Amid the uncertainty in the world I can look to scripture to keep my faith strong.

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