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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 18, 2020

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SATURDAY, April 18                  Saturday in Easter Week

Mark 16:20 And they went out and proclaimed the good news everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that accompanied it.

My valleys of shadow recall nothing the darkness ever told me to believe. I have finally accepted the topography of my own soul, the beautiful meadows and rolling foothills of love and grace that Jesus shared. That is what I am doing on this morning, warming myself in the sun-dappled peaks of grace everywhere.

Tell them, he urges me, that the good news can fill their hearts and lives just as the scent of coffee brewing and breakfast cooking fills a house in the morning. Tell them to take up their own cross—pull it right up out of the ground—and walk on toward the promise of the kingdom of God. Hammers have two ends, he reminds me. One does drive the nails through wood, but the other end pulls the nails out. Tell them that’s what God’s love can do.

MOVING FORWARD: Which end of the hammer do you use most often? How will you practice becoming proficient with the other end?

PRAY for the Diocese of Kinkiizi (Uganda)

Ps 118:14-18 or 118:19-24 | Acts 4:13-21 | Mark 16:9-15,20



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