Words of Hope During COVID-19
Author Sharon Seyfarth Garner’s chosen word for 2020 is still. In a moving reflection she reminds us God is still with us and we are still beloved.
During Lent, Jesus invites us into a renewed friendship. He invites us to “catch up” on the things that have happened in our lives that we have not told him about. Today, specifically, Jesus invites us to put God at the center of our lives. He knows that in doing so we will reclaim our true identity as beloved sons and daughters of a God who deeply desires friendship with us.
—Anthony Egan, Trevor Hudson, and Russell Pollitt, Divine Friendship: Reflections for Lent (Upper Room Books, 2018)
How is Jesus inviting you into renewed friendship? Join the conversation.
This is eternal life: to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you sent.
—John 17:3 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
May this Holy Week be one of challenge, growth, and an ever-deepening friendship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
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Praying as you color, or contemplative coloring, is a great practice for calming anxious minds during times like these. Read Still by Sharon Seyfarth Garner and download a free, printable mandala at UpperRoom.org.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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