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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 2, 2018

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MONDAY, April 2     Monday in Easter Week

Act 1:21-22 So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.

I am intrigued by family stories—those narratives, myths, legends, and secrets passed down from generation to generation that often give people a common sense of identity. These stories allow us to travel between timelines and geographic locations, and we experience life from different points of view, becoming connected to something far greater than one moment in time.

The stories of our family of faith function the same way. This is particularly true in the Acts of the Apostles, which explores the early days of Christianity and how the faith started to grow and spread. We are connected to these ancestors of our community, and the sacred stories they have shared help give us meaning in and mooring to our lives. Through these stories, we bear witness to the burning bush and the Exodus, the Battle of Jericho and the Valley of Dry Bones, the Nativity and the Resurrection, Pentecost and conversion. We may not have seen these stories happen personally, but our faith is about opening our eyes to see that God is still moving.

MOVING FORWARD: Share your favorite Bible story with a child today.

Good Book Club Reading: Acts 1:12-26

PRAY for the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean



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