Thursday, April 13 — Psalm 49:1–12
Job 15,16; Romans 16:8–20
Lord, in your great mercies you did not make an end of your people or forsake them. Nehemiah 9:31
Jesus said, “Because I live, you also will live.” John 14:19
In a world full of negative “becauses” that lead to despair and isolation, thank you, God, for being the loving “because” that leads us to hope and community. Give us the “because” that we need today to live as your people, working for your justice and peace. Amen.