Words of Hope During COVID-19
Maggie Taylor talks about how important walks in nature have been for her during quarantine. God is everywhere, especially in the nature—get out and enjoy the beauty of God’s world.
God’s love is boundless in good times and sad. God’s love will carry us through times of tears until we reach a place of gratitude and praise for God’s goodness. Julian of Norwich (ca. 1342–1416), an English mystic, wrote, “The fullness of joy is to behold God in everything.” Everything—including our journey of grief. May it be so.
—Nell E. Noonan, A Widow’s Prayer: Finding God’s Grace in the Days Ahead (Upper Room Books, 2015)
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So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
—John 16:22 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
God, help me listen to—and learn from—what you are teaching my heart today.
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