GOD DOES COME to us knowing our exhaustion, but instead of pity, the Lord offers bread and water. Life can be demanding and sometimes devastating, but more than rescue, God wants to revive us with what we’ll need for the coming days. God doesn’t want us trapped in a continuous cycle of exhaust, collapse, repair, and repeat. God provides what we need to move along, even if, for the moment, that provision is only enough to help us take the next step.
—Wendy LeBolt, Made to Move: Knowing and Loving God Through Our Bodies (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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The angel of the Lord came a second time, touched him, and said, “Get up and eat, otherwise the journey will be too much for you.”
—1 Kings 19:7 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, help me put my love for you in motion: reaching to hold, lifting heavy loads, showing up when it counts, applauding to share my joy.
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