When you read of the vast accommodations of God’s mansion, what kind of a household does your imagination build? What kind of people live there, and how do they make out of a household, a home; out of many, a family? How many extensions have been built; or has it always been, like the embrace of God, infinite, standing ready to receive every orphan into a family broader and deeper than creation, as broad and high and deep and enduring as love itself?
—Rosalind C. Hughes, A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing (Upper Room Books, 2020)
Spend some time reflecting on one question from today’s quote. Join the conversation.
In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?
—John 14:2 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
How infinite is your embrace, O God. How broad and high and deep and enduring is your love.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
Show your loved ones how much you care by giving them Spirit Boosters, daily reminders that they still have purpose, no matter their age.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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