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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 28, 2019

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MONDAY, January 28

Mark 5:32-33 He looked all around to see who had done it. But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling, fell down before him, and told him the whole truth.

Don’t let the bleak winter blues demotivate you. This is the season of Epiphany! God’s love is here for all of us. Look at Jesus with the eyes of your heart and proclaim, “I believe! Alleluia!”

The post-Christmas sales are long gone, and mid-winter ads encourage us to shop “the biggest sale of the season.” What season? The “Big Game/Valentine/pre-President’s Day” season? In the crowd that’s moving on from Christmas, we can chose to stand out as glowing bright spots, re-gifters of love.

Thousands witness Jesus’ power. The belief of a few bright spots stops him in his tracks, including the woman healed just by touching his cloak. It’s as if Jesus wants to gaze at her face so he can see what faith in action looks like. He must feel so encouraged—here is someone who understands that oftentimes doing, not seeing, is believing.

MOVING FORWARD: How do you fight the winter blues? How can Jesus help?

PRAY for the Diocese of Lusaka (Central Africa)

Ps 41, 52 * 44 | Isaiah 48:1-11 |
Galatians 1:1-17 | Mark 5:21-43

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