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Today’s Reflection

MORE THAN SIMPLY satisfied with the work of creation God completed on the sixth day, God proclaimed it very good, then entrusted it to us. That’s an awesome task and a huge responsibility, sure to stretch us to our very limit. But in our working for the good of all creation, we set about finding answers to our biggest questions—not only why we’re here but also what we’re here to do. Tending to and caring for creation is a job way bigger than any one of us. We had better reach to join hands.

—Wendy LeBolt, Made to Move: Knowing and Loving God Through Our Bodies (Upper Room Books, 2019)

Today’s Question

Who can you join hands with in caring for creation? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
—Genesis 1:31 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Lord, help me put my love for you in motion: reaching to hold, lifting heavy loads, showing up when it counts, applauding to share my joy.
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Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

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