Thought for the Day: This was one of the recommended passages during our 24-Hour Prayer Vigil (concluding this morning), and for some reason, it caught my attention during my time of prayer. These disciples had found their lives turned upside down, and then they moved behind a locked door. It was not isolation because of a virus, but fear was very much a part of what drove them. Yet even behind this locked door, Jesus made an appearance. That alone would have been encouraging, but he spoke words of peace to them. Jesus was (and is) the Living Word who took on flesh. And in that moment inside the locked room, the flesh spoke living words to those who felt trapped and disillusioned. As we hide from a virus, we feel confined and restricted. The Good News is that the Living Word continues to find ways of taking on flesh and proclaiming words of peace into our difficult situations.
Prayer: Wherever we are, O Living Word, you find a way of coming to us and speaking words of peace. May we be receptive to this gift when it shows up unexpectedly. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge