Daily Bread May 18

Shirley Remmenga of Ft. Collins, CO, USA

Praise the Lord, all you nations!
    Extol him, all you peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us,
    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord! -Psalm 117

The big, lacy snowflakes fell from the sky like feathers from a giant bird, landing gently on tree branches; fence posts; dead lawn grass; and dirty, oil-spotted streets. They covered every surface with a pure, white, fluffy blanket.

I stood at my window and watched them. I was full of awe and wonder and overwhelmed with the knowledge that every flake carried the DNA of God.

If God is in everything, as I believe, then everything has deep meaning and purpose regardless of whether it seems to enrich or disgust, has beauty or is ugly, is valuable or is trash.

“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God-in everything” (Matthew 5:8).

Prayer Phrase

In God we all belong.

Spiritual Practice

Sustaining Our Connections

Many find themselves isolated around the world to protect each other and the most vulnerable during this global pandemic. Spend time prayerfully imagining those people that you might normally come into contact with on a regular basis, known and unknown. Remember all the connections that sustain our lives each day. Even in this time of intentional separation, how are you experiencing deep, intrinsic belonging in God?

Today’s Prayer for Peace

Engage in a daily practice of praying for peace in our world. Click here to read today’s prayer and be part of this practice of peace.

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