OUR LIVES will no doubt be interrupted today. These interruptions may be trivial or they may be life-shaking. Yes, our lives are filled with interruptions, but our lives are also filled with God. And even in the midst of interruptions, God meets us and brings us peace and joy.
Peace and joy.
Jesus also brings peace and joy to our interrupted lives. Jesus knows sorrow and pain because he has experienced both, but more importantly, he knows you and me. …
PRAYER: Jesus, you spoke Mary’s name to announce your resurrection from the dead. Remind us that you know our names as well. In moments of darkness and weeping, interrupt us with the message that you are alive. Your resurrection means life for us, so we go to interrupt the world with the story of your love and light. Amen.
– Jacob Armstrong
From pages 111-112 of Interruptions: A 40-Day Journey with Jesus by Jacob Armstrong. Copyright © 2014 by Jacob Armstrong. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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But if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.
1 John 1:7, NRSV
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