Our God is love. Whether we find ourselves surrounded by family and friends or alone in a quiet house, our God is love. Whether we are in familiar surroundings or in a foreign land, our God is love. Whether we are living in abundant health or weighed down by a failing body, our God is love.
Our God is love: inside us, outside us, clothing us, immersing us, comforting us, girding us, feeding us, holding us—in love.
—Beth A. Richardson, The Uncluttered Heart: Making Room for God During Advent and Christmas (Upper Room Books, 2009)
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Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises.
—Psalm 98:4 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Clear away the clutter, O God, that I might have more room for you.
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