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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for February 25, 2016

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THURSDAY, February 25

1 Corinthians 6:20 Therefore glorify God in your body.

When my father died, the priest who presided at his memorial service reminded me that Christians believe in the resurrection of the body and that God exists outside of time. God could take my father’s body from any time—not the source of endless pain and frustration for him it was at the end of his life, but the one he used to bicycle and run and climb trees when he was younger—and bring it somewhere where it could exist perfectly, as it was meant to be.

I like to think about my dad, young and happy, risen in the body in some alternate space and time. And I like to think about another me out there too, strong and free, experiencing eating as a healthy, uncomplicated celebration, dancing and running and singing to the Lord. The image gives me something to live up to here on earth.

PRAY for the Diocese of Bukuru (Jos, Nigeria)

Ps [70], 71 * 74; Genesis 42:29-38; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Mark 4:21-34

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