Words of Hope During COVID-19
Beth A. Richardson sings “You Are My Beloved,” a blessing that she often shares in The Upper Room Chapel. As you listen, imagine God saying to you and to all creation, “You are my Beloved.”
Only God can bring the loving companionship for which we so desperately yearn into our lives to face that deeper loneliness. Those who consciously enter into divine friendship find that God alone can be with them in such an intimate way that they will seldom experience that profound loneliness again. Perhaps this is what Jesus means when he says to his disciples at the end of his life, “Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20).
—Trevor Hudson, Beyond Loneliness: The Gift of God’s Friendship (Upper Room Books, 2016)
What comfort do you find in God’s loving companionship? Join the conversation.
Certainly the faithful love of the LORD hasn’t ended; certainly God’s compassion isn’t through! They are renewed every morning. Great is your faithfulness.
—Lamentations 3:22-23 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Dear God, make me a channel of blessing to someone today.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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