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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for September 9, 2020

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WEDNESDAY, September 9
Constance and Her Companions

John 11:9-10 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours of daylight? Those who walk during the day do not stumble, because they see the light of this world. But those who walk at night stumble, because the light is not in them.”

There is always more to be done: I sometimes wish I could extend the day infinitely, just to catch up so that tomorrow might arrive with a blank slate. The blue light of our screens and the caffeine in our coffees incrementally extend day into night, often at the cost of our physical and mental health, and we risk stumbling in the dark.

Jesus assures us that God has allotted the appropriate time to each activity, twelve hours to the day. We too have enough time, if we use it as God calls us and without fear.

In what parts of our lives are we holding on to a fear that keeps us from living in the light? Perhaps we have a fear of missing out or of not being perfect enough or of working on the wrong thing. Let us trust today that God has given us good work and daylight to do it.

MOVING FORWARD: How will you invite the Holy Spirit to help you organize your time today?

PRAY for the Dioceses of Muhabura (Uganda), Yeri (South Sudan), and Ijumu (Nigeria)

Ps 119:49-72 * 49, [53] | Job 29:1; 30:1-2, 16-31 | Acts 14:19-28 | John 11:1-16

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