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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for December 5, 2019

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THURSDAY, December 5

2 Peter 3:14-15a Therefore, beloved, while you are waiting for these things, strive to be found by him at peace, without spot or blemish; and regard the patience of our Lord as salvation.

Maybe you’ve seen or read or heard about the series of novels that depict life before and after the Rapture. This series and other books and media like it capitalize on our shared preoccupation with what is waiting on the other side.

The Second Epistle of Peter helps me shift my focus. Why not attend to life right here and now? I can do things that place me in closer alignment with the Spirit of God—praying, reading scripture, worshiping, blessing, sharing God’s love, resting, and abiding with Jesus.

If we want to dwell with God, we don’t have to wait until Jesus comes back. Salvation is happening every day we have breath, through the grace and patience of our Lord. Make this place and time heaven on earth.

MOVING FORWARD: If Jesus came back today, what would he find you doing?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Shinyanga (Tanzania) and Eau Claire (The Episcopal Church)

Ps 18:1-20 * 18:21-50 | Amos 4:6-13 | 2 Peter 3:11-18 | Matthew 21:33-46

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