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In Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. - Romans 12:5 (NIV)

My son is a United Methodist missionary. I have been fortunate to meet many faithful Christians while traveling with or visiting him in other countries. As a result, I feel just as connected to believers overseas as to those in the next town.
I feel close to these Christians because I have faces, voices, and smiles to help me connect. Andriy, Nastiya, Sergei, and Pavel are real people to me. When I read a meditation in The Upper Room written by Pavel, I can remember him and rejoice that he is my brother in Christ. When I pray for these friends, I’m praying for people whom I know personally. I have heard their stories.
Not all of us have the opportunity to travel to other lands, but each of us can find brothers and sisters God is calling us to love. A local mission trip, a feeding program, a ministry to the sick or elderly, and other creative ministries all help us make a connection in the body of Christ with those who were once strangers.

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us always to remember our connection to the entire body of Christ. Amen.
Today's Reading
1 Corinthians 12:12, 21-26

Thought for the Day

In Christ, we have brothers and sisters all over the world.

Prayer Focus

Christians around the world


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