Words of Hope during COVID-19
Kara Lassen Oliver, author of Passing It On, shares the challenges of finding daily time for God while her family is isolated at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sometimes we make the gospel too small. We reduce it to individuals being reconciled to God or even to God forming a special community. But God’s work goes far beyond those acts. God’s plan includes the healing of the whole world. … God invites us to be part of this divine dream. We cannot take on all human needs and struggles, but we can serve God by taking a small role in healing and reconciliation wherever our lives take us.
—Trevor Hudson, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015)
How is God inviting you to be a part of healing the world? Join the conversation.
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.
—John 3:16 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Our Father, who is in heaven, give me the bread I need today.
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How do we stay centered in the midst of fears, grief, and stress? Here are some resources to help you keep—or create—spiritual wellness and wholeness in the midst of anxiety and stress.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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