Today’s Truth

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28

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I read the text in horror and disbelief.

How could he be gone? He was the picture of potential. So much going for him. He had been through so many challenges and had come so far. Achieved so many accolades. How could his world have crumbled so low that taking his life became the answer he turned to?

Shockwaves ripple through the core of my heart. A landslide of sorrow.

All who knew and loved him now grieve. In our homes. On social media. In our conversations. In our prayers. In our hearts.

We grieve deep with a pain that stings fierce.

We grieve for his family, for the empty seat at their dinner table and the empty gape in their hearts and home.

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Today’s Truth

“He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.”

Isaiah 50:4

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If you had been among the 1,097 morning commuters bustling through Washington D.C.’s Metro station at L’Enfant Plaza on January 12, 2007, you could have experienced an extraordinary gift. Tucked among the shoeshine vendors, newspaper kiosks, and lottery ticket dispensers, a young, white man in jeans, a long-sleeved T-shirt, and a Washington Nationals baseball cap positioned himself against the wall beside a trash can.

From a small case, he removed a violin. Then he left the open case at his feet and threw some spare change into it. Then he turned toward the huddled masses of rush hour commuters and began to play. If you had been one of the seven who paused during their mad dash to work,

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"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well…" 1 Thessalonians 2:8