Day 98
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Scripture
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  —John 14:27

Wisdom
Suffering can be transformed and redeemed. There is no such thing as a totally hopeless case. Our God is an expert at dealing with chaos, brokenness, with all the worst that we can imagine. God created order out of disorder, cosmos out of chaos, and God can do so always, can do so now—in our personal lives and in our lives as nations, globally. The most unlikely person, the most improbable situation—these are all “transfigurable” —they can be turned into their glorious opposites. Indeed God is transforming the word now—through us—because God loves us.  —Desmond Tutu, God Has A Dream, 2004

Prayer
In whatever chaos, brokenness, and unimaginable disorder might come our way, be the path toward transformation, redemption, and hearts made unafraid. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster