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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for July 26, 2019

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FRIDAY, July 26

Mark 5:34 [Jesus] said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

Cheryl Strayed’s book, Wild tells the story of her journey along the Pacific Crest Trail. Strayed searches for truth and meaning, for something to put her faith in: “I’d finally come to understand what it had been: a yearning for a way out, when actually what I had wanted to find was a way in.”

The woman in Mark’s story has been through the wringer; she has not given up, and she dares to fight for her own life. I wonder what it is like for her to see Jesus and know he is her way into a life of faith, not to mention physical healing.

What miracles will she be up to as she “goes in peace?” I can imagine she will tell the tale to anyone who will listen. Her journey has just begun.

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PRAY for the Dioceses of Rajasthan and Rayalaseema (India)

Ps 40, 54 * 51 | 1 Samuel 31:1-13 | Acts 15:12-21 | Mark 5:21-43

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