When today’s contributor realized she was feeling self-conscious and unworthy leading up to her sister’s wedding, her desire to feel and express genuine love and joy led to a meaningful lesson in God’s love for all.
A backpacking trip brought today’s contributor to a stunningly beautiful clear blue mountain lake, but even more awesome were the new views of God that she experienced during that challenging hike in the mountains.
In celebration of the recent rescue of 12 Thai boys and their coach from a flooded cave, today’s contributor reflects on spiritual ideas that helped her in a dangerous situation and have inspired her prayers for others facing similar challenges.
Shocked to realize that she was emulating behavior she’d seen growing up under apartheid, today’s contributor found that racist thoughts and habits fell away as she began to see everyone as God’s unique, vibrant, and beautiful creation.
At a time when people are increasingly realizing the need for less friction and conflict among those with opposing views, the gospel message of loving our enemies seems more relevant than ever. Today we share a poem that helps show us how.