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Daily Devotion

Happy Saturday!

Bible Verse Philippians 2:5 Be of the same mind as Christ Jesus who humbled himself, even to the point of death.

Bible Story James 4:13-15 No One Knows What Tomorrow Will Bring Come now, you who say, "Tomorrow we will do such and such." You do not even know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wishes, we will do this or that."

My mountain friends say, "See you tomorrow, God willing and the creek don't rise." They understand that God is in control. We don't know the future but God does. We have the gift of today. We are called to live today. We are called to enjoy today. We are called to do our best today. My AA friends say, "One day at a time." A parishioner going through a hard time says, "This too shall pass." We are not promised tomorrow. We are not promised a rose garden. We are promised today. And we are promised that God is with us. And so we follow Jesus who was humble, who was obedient to love and to peace, even through his death on the cross. Let us be Christian witnesses in the likeness of Christ.

Hymn # 754 PCUSA Glory to God Hymnal Help Us Accept Each Other Help us accept each other as Christ accepted us; teach us as sister, brother, each person to embrace. Be present, Lord, among us and bring us to believe we are ourselves accepted, and meant to love and live.

Teach us, O Lord, your lessons, as in our daily life we struggle to be human and search for hope and faith. Teach us to care for people, for all, not just for some, to love them as we find them, or as they may become.

Let your acceptance change us, so that we may be moved in living situations to do the truth in love; to practice your acceptance until we know by heart the table of forgiveness, and laughter's healing art.

Lord, for today's encounters with all who are in need, who hunger for acceptance, for justice and for bread, we need new eyes for seeing, new hands for holding on: renew us with your Spirit; Lord, free us; make us one!

D-Day We give thanks for those who gave their lives in the Normandy Invasion in June 6, 1944.

Quarantine Truth # 1 Ignoring the facts does not change the facts.

Quarantine Truth # 2 When we harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

Quarantine Humor Me: I look cute. Store Windows: You look cute. Other People: You look cute. iPhone forward-facing camera: What's up you Shrek-looking bag of horrors

God bless you all, Sandy


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