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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 24, 2019

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THURSDAY, January 24

Mark 4:31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.

The Mustard Seed Furniture Bank takes donations of new or gently used furniture and other household items and distributes them to those in need.

Several years ago, Mustard Seed delivery workers discovered many children slept on floors or doubled and tripled up on couches and in chairs. In response, Mustard Seed began a new program to ensure that more children have their own beds.

Behold this image of the kingdom: a giant bush with thousands of mattresses hanging from its branches! What a lovely reminder that the kingdom is not separate from us, way up where we cannot see. The kingdom of God is here on earth each and every time we participate in actions of mercy, grace, love and peace.

MOVING FORWARD: Is there a ministry like the furniture bank in your area? How can you support it?

PRAY for the Diocese of Los Angeles

Ps 37:1-18 * 37:19-42 | Isaiah 45:5-17 |
Ephesians 5:15-33 | Mark 4:21-34



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