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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 13, 2022

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THURSDAY, January 13                  Hilary of Poitiers

Hebrews 3:4 For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.

My grandparents built their house as a family labor movement. Each person had their responsibility, from installing the septic tank to digging out the well, from laying the foundation to tilling the land.

My mother and her brothers would come home from school each afternoon and continue their work on the house anew. My grandmother explains that while everyone had a role in building the house, faith in God is what held every slab of cinder block together.

Without God, the house would have never been built, my grandfather explains. God gave the fortitude to withstand the Texas heat so they could build the house for their children and grandchildren. God built a legacy for them.

MOVING FORWARD: What have you built? What is God building in and through you?

Pray for the Diocese of Jebba (Nigeria)

Ps 18:1-20 * 18:21-50 | Genesis 4:17-26 | Hebrews 3:1-11 | John 1:43-51

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