Friday, September 28th


"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  According to his great mercy he has caused us to be born again into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." - 1 Peter 1:3

Dear heavenly Father, having spent many hours, days and weeks, trying to secure a future for myself and others only to be surprised by sickness, troubles and the tentacles of death stealing away my loved ones, I find great peace and joy in your promise of a real future beyond this temporary "Olympic" struggle.  You raised Christ from the dead to give me the same hope, my own resurrection to life.  I accept your gift and I will let it give me hope today no matter what earthly disappointments and challenges I face.  My hope is in you and my future is secure.  Therefore, today is going to be a good day.  AMEN

"God has already written the last chapter of our lives.  It is a better end than we could ever imagine.  So, smile through the large middle earth where you tread."