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In the quiet hours before dawn, as the world awakens to the promise of a new day, the Morning Glory unfurls its delicate petals, greeting the sun with radiant beauty. Like the Morning Glory, our lives are a testament to the transformative power of faith in a post-resurrection world.

While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” 

Acts 1:10-11

Just as the Morning Glory stretches towards the light, so too do we seek the presence of the Divine in our lives. In the aftermath of resurrection, we are called to bloom where we are planted, embracing the challenges and joys that come with living a life of faith.

The Morning Glory’s fleeting bloom reminds us of the preciousness of each moment. In a world filled with distractions and uncertainties, it is easy to lose sight of what truly matters. Yet, like the Morning Glory, we are called to live fully in the present, trusting in the promise of resurrection and renewal.

Even when the night descends and the petals of the Morning Glory close, there is a quiet assurance that dawn will come again. Similarly, in our journey of faith, we may face moments of doubt and darkness. But just as the Morning Glory blooms anew with each sunrise, so too are we invited to experience the endless cycle of death and resurrection, finding hope and renewal in the promise of Jesus’ victory over death.

This week, as we consider the Morning Glory, may we be reminded of the beauty of faith, and the enduring hope that springs forth from the empty tomb. Let’s embrace each day as a gift, blooming in faith and reflecting the light of Christ to a world in need of hope and redemption.

May God’s peace find you today. -Pastor Peter

Let us pray… God of the garden, as the Morning Glory blooms with faith, may we too embrace each moment, trusting in your resurrection power. Amen.