Daily Bread November 18

This Is Our Song
Sara Beth Meierotto of Iowa City, IA, USA

For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox; but the serpent-its food shall be dust! They shall not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain, says the Lord. -Isaiah 65:17, 25

During worship and singing the hymn “Now in This Moment” CCS 96, it occurred to me what a beautiful mantra “This is our story, this is our song” truly is.

The way we’re living right now is our living message. This we know, but imagine it embodied in the song you sing in your daily life. What we do each day and each moment offers a chance to be a part of the body of Christ. We have the ability to praise God all day by living our story and singing our song.

Let it be a song that spreads joy and hope.
Let it be the song of a peacemaker.
Let it be the narrator for the hard story that needs to be told.
Let it tell of compassion, and speak to the ways it is possible to create a caring community.

“Now in this moment, now in this day” find ways to sing God’s song every day in every way.

Prayer Phrase

My ordinary life is a sacred place.

Spiritual Practice

Sacramental Living

“…our everyday ordinary lives are also sacred places, or put another way, the sacred place of our living. As dwellers within the Sacredness of Creation, there is potential to be aware and appreciate the holy within the ordinary. You may remember times when it felt like you were seeing the world through God’s eyes. That’s a good description for what it means to live sacramentally-to sense divine Spirit amid daily activities.” -Jane M. Gardner, “Sacramental Living,” September/October 2019 Herald, p. 5

How are you invited to live sacramentally today?

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