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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for January 7, 2022

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FRIDAY, January 7

Psalm 114:8 Who turned the hard rock into a pool of water and flint-stone into a flowing spring.

Do you remember the first time you saw snow? I was into my twenties when I experienced snow for the first time on a trip to Gallup, New Mexico.

I always imagined snow to be a powdery substance, something you could toss up and watch fall with utter grace. So, when I first dug my foot into the snow, the crunch took me by surprise. When I stared down, I saw tiny granules of ice reflecting the sun at different angles. It had texture. If I stared at it too long, it hurt. The snow would, at some point, melt into water, recreating rivers, lakes, and puddles of water. I was in awe.

I didn’t play in the snow that day; I sat on a chair and looked off into the mountains. I stared at all God had made in the desert. All of the earth was alive under my feet, under the snow, in the line of my gaze and beyond.

MOVING FORWARD: Do you ever sit and marvel at what God has made, despite us? Today, take time to sit in awe and marvel at the world outside of your home, under your feet, in the line of your gaze, and beyond.

Pray for the Diocese of Western Izon (Nigeria)

Ps 103 * 114, 115 | Deuteronomy 8:1-3 | Colossians 1:1-14 | John 6:30-33, 48- 51



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