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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 15, 2018

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MONDAY, January 15

John 3:8 The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.

Celtic Christians characterize the Holy Spirit as the wild goose, flying when and where it chooses. The Canada geese in my neighborhood invariably fly overhead at key moments in my spiritual journey, as if listening to my prayers. I see a goose alone far up in the sky, and prayers go with it.

I seek the land Martin Luther King Jr. saw from his mountaintop. I pray for a nation where we are all judged by the content of our character rather than the color of our skin, sexual orientation, or what borders we crossed to get here. I pray for the dissonance of our nation to become harmony. I pray for a liberty bell that rings for everyone, not one broken more than 240 years ago while ringing for white males.

My wild goose is no longer alone. The sky is full of them. Each carries the same prayer from every heart born of the Spirit.

MOVING FORWARD: Toward what will your prayers fly today?

PRAY for the Diocese of Akoko (Nigeria)

Ps 25 * 9, 15 | Genesis 8:6-22 | Hebrews 4:14—5:6 | John 2:23—3:15



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