Daily Bread September 25

A Memory
Shirley V. Remmenga of Fort Collins, CO, USA

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you. -2 Thessalonians 3:16

With the COVID-19 lockdown, I have had time to go places in my mind that I don’t go often. For instance, I have a diamond-coated fingernail file that belonged to my mother. She died in 2006. As I picked it up to use it this day, a thought came into my mind: “Your mother held this nail file as you are holding it and used it as you are doing. Can you feel her touch?” I could. I connected with her in a very personal way as tears of remembrance and love ran down my face.

She blessed me with her presence for those few precious moments. I am thankful for these little things, these little moments that connect me to happenings of days gone.

Memories! Are these not a part of eternal life?

Prayer Phrase

Help us see beyond our dark places and find our way closer to your loving light.

Spiritual Practice

Healing for Broken Spirits

Begin with quiet prayer. Ask God to help you detect some “sore places” in the body of Christ and God’s creation. Become aware of people who feel separated, wounded, or left out. Reflect on or write a short journal entry of healing words to at least one person who comes to mind. Ask God for words that will touch this person’s broken spirit like healing ointment. Keep this person in your heart and prayers today and act on any ideas that come to bring blessing and wholeness.

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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