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Nov 24

Good morning, Lord!
Thank you for getting both of my sons here safely and for giving all four sibs time to talk on the phone already on this cozy Thanksgiving Day! Thank you for the peace so far, and for helping me stay calm and get Thomas in the oven and even having a new stuffing pan that worked out great and cooled the stuffing better so that I wasn’t burning my hands with hot stuffing, lol. Thank you for reminding me to slow down and breathe and keep looking to you. And thank you for hope and peace and joy that passes all understanding.

 
Hebrews 13:5-8 ERV

Keep your lives free from the love of money. And be satisfied with what you have. God has said, “I will never leave you; I will never run away from you.”
So we can feel sure and say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. People can do nothing to me.”
Remember your leaders. They taught God’s message to you. Remember how they lived and died, and copy their faith.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

 
Lord, I thank you for the beginnings of understanding how you never change. I am curious how that works. You were in the garden of Gethsemane, agonizing. You were on the mountain, transfigured. And now you are with the Father, preparing a place for us. And your Spirit is with us, comforting, teaching, guiding — making life possible. Yet in all these and so many more seemingly contrasting situations and roles, you are the SAME. Not just now, but for all time. I am amazed, I am in awe, and I am praying that you show me more, my Lord. Thank you, Faithful Shepherd!

 

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