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Today’s Reflection

EACH OF US LEARNS to attend to the call of God day by day as we practice loving God with all that we are and loving our neighbor as ourselves. Though we may sometimes stumble and fall in our attempts to follow Jesus, even scraped knees can serve as a tangible reminder of the nearness of God. The evidence of our senses, the reasoning of our minds, the performance of our bodies—even the aching of our joints and the injury to our egos—can speak to us of God.

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

Today’s Question

What are the tangible things that remind you of God’s nearness? Join the conversation.

Today’s Scripture

God made the nations so they would seek him, perhaps even reach out to him and find him. In fact, God isn’t far away from any of us. In God we live, move, and exist. As some of your own poets said, ‘We are his offspring.’
—Acts 17:27-28 (CEB)

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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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

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