In [the] later season of life, our hopes and expectations are sometimes disappointed. At such times, our faith in life’s goodness may be shaken. At other times, expecting nothing or anticipating the worst, we are pleasantly surprised by the small miracles that happen to meet our needs. While the world God created isn’t entirely our personal oyster, small miracles remind us that God often provides us with enough to survive and, sometimes, with enough to thrive.
—Susan Carol Scott, Still Praying After All These Years: Meditations for Later Life (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
—Hebrews 11:1 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Sustainer of all that is, give me a faith that hopes for what I cannot see. Thank you for the small miracles that find me each day. Amen.
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