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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 25, 2014

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SATURDAY, October 25

Luke 11:9 So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.

The young man in the wheelchair wanted to learn to read. In his mid-thirties, he had difficulty reading even the headlines in the local paper. So we agreed to meet for weekly tutoring sessions in a church coffee shop. A year later, his reading level had risen a whole grade. He had much more to learn, but what an improvement! He had achieved his goal of understanding not only some of the news, but also a simplified version of the Bible.

Imagine not being able to read a letter from your daughter or understand a medical directive; imagine growing up without books or being afraid to walk into

a library. Street signs and checking accounts alike would be gibberish. And jobs? So many doors would be closed to you. Even in our university town, the director of the literacy volunteer program has a long list of people waiting to be tutored. We all have skills, like reading, that we take for granted. In the simple act of sharing them, we show our love for our neighbors and open the door to Christ himself.

PRAY for the Diocese of Jabalpur (North India)

Ps 30, 32 * 42, 43; Ecclesiasticus 15:9-20; Revelation 10:1-11; Luke 11:1-13

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