We want to experience the fullness of Christ here, and that means we have to be glimpses of the promise of God for others to see in this world, right now, until Christ returns. . . . Paul did not bring a new gospel. He brought clarity of the faithfulness of God to complete what God had started in the very beginning.
When the people of God embody God’s faithfulness toward others, the world sees a demonstration of what it will look like when Christ returns.
—Joy J. Moore, “Let’s Get Started . . . Again,” in The Upper Room Disciplines 2024: A Book of Daily Devotions (Upper Room Books, 2023)
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The Lord’s eyes watch the righteous,
his ears listen to their cries for help. . . .
When the righteous cry out, the Lord listens;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
—Psalm 34:15, 17 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Creator God, enable us to move through the chaos into the new creation you alone have promised. Amen. —Prayer by Joy J. Moore
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