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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for February 25, 2021

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THURSDAY, February 25                  [Emily Malbone Morgan]

Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork.

In our small, high-desert town, my siblings and I often spent whole nights in the backyard under deep, dark skies filled with unimaginably brilliant stars.

At fifteen, while attending a revival service, I suddenly felt God’s presence overtake me. No words can adequately describe the feeling. I simply felt more alive than I ever had before. Afterward, I wanted to pray and draw close to God. I began to love reading the Bible. It spoke directly to my heart.

One night, as I stretched out on the cool grass in the backyard, I wondered if my revival experience was real, if God was real. With eyes wide open, I felt as if I were falling into the stars. I remembered Psalm 19. The evidence for God was right there and always had been. Doubt made no sense to me.

Though I have questioned many things since that night, I have never wondered again about God’s existence. I have seen God’s signature in the night sky.

MOVING FORWARD: Take or find a picture of a place where you see God’s handiwork and hang it on your refrigerator or near your bed as a reminder.

PRAY for the Diocese of Arizona (USA)

Ps 50 * [59, 60] or 19, 46 | Deuteronomy 9:23—10:5 | Hebrews 4:1-10 | John 3:16-21

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