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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for September 25, 2018

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TUESDAY, September 25

Luke 3:21-22 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

God chooses to come into the world through a body and into a body. Mary grows and eventually groans another human body into the world. Today, we see the Holy Spirit coming to earth in physical form. 

Jesus’ ministry is so deeply tactile—he is touching and eating and walking with people every day. It is fitting that our weekly celebration of his life is one in which we remember his body by doing something physical with our own—kneeling to pray, standing to sing, passing the peace with embraces, eating and drinking the bread and wine with one another. 

Thanks be to God for our whole and holy bodies, and for that of the One who first loved us. 

MOVING FORWARD: How do you experience the Holy Spirit working in the world and in your life?

PRAY for the Diocese of Idah (Nigeria)

Ps 78:1-39 * 78:40-72 | Esther 5:1-14 | Acts 18:12-28 | Luke 3:15-22 

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