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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for July 19, 2020

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SUNDAY, July 19                           7 Pentecost

Romans 8:24-25 For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

You are expecting what has been promised—and one day, you will be on your feet cheering and kissing all the babies and giving all the high fives; the fireworks and confetti and balloons and champagne will flutter and fizz. This is hope.

Even if it looks different than you might be expecting, you have prayed for this. You or someone you love has reminded you of every time things have gone right, of all the times Jesus has done exactly what Jesus has said he would do, when God’s goodness has come shining through, of those moments you realized that you weren’t in it alone—that all things would be well. Stand in the sunshine of this miracle and revel in hope.

MOVING FORWARD: When was the last time hope surprised you? Share it with us by using #ForwardDaybyDay.

PRAY for the Dioceses of Maridi (South Sudan), Udi (Nigeria), and Highveld (South Africa)

Ps 139:1-11, 22-23 or 86:11-17 | Genesis 28:10-19a or Wisdom 12:13,16-19 or Isaiah 44:6-8 | Romans 8:12-25 | Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

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