Daily Bread January 22

Reaching Out
Fred Iverson of Springfield, OR, USA

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the messenger who announces peace, who brings good news, who announces salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” -Isaiah 52:7

Reaching, reaching,
Believers to God,
Like the temple,
Spiraling higher,
Nearer to God,
Nearer to each other. 

Reaching, reaching, 

God to Believer.
Like the temple,
Spiraling down.
Spreading the word,
Filling the world

Reaching, reaching,
Reaching out.
Reaching up,
Filled by love,
Spreading love.
Promoting peace.

When I think of the spiral of the Temple, I see people reaching up to God. As they become closer to God, they become closer to one another.

Likewise, when God reaches down to us we expand God’s love by reaching out to others.

Prayer Phrase

“Even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day…” (Psalm 139:12).

Spiritual Practice

Repeat this month’s prayer phrase slowly and intentionally within your heart. Invite this prayerful repetition to open a space of presence to the divine light within you. Where are you experiencing the light of God in your life and in the world?

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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