The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me. . . . To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. - Isaiah 61:1, 3 (KJV)

As our bus traveled down the highway on a recent trip to Alaska, we passed a large stretch of land with rows of burned trees. Growing directly in front of these black, scorched trees were several clumps of beautiful light pink flowers. I noticed the same flowers when we hiked...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for delivering us from our trials. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 61:1-6

Thought for the Day

God can bring beauty from the bleakest situation.

Prayer Focus

Those recovering from disasters

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