We have all experienced confusion amid chaos. As on a moonless night at the ocean’s edge, it’s impossible to distinguish depth or boundaries. Where does one expanse end and the other begin? But God spoke order into being: “Let there be light,” and there was. So it is in our lives too.
—J. Dana Trent, The Upper Room Disciplines 2021: A Book of Daily Devotions (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
—Genesis 1:1-3 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.*
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*Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved.