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The Upper Room Devotional 2nd July 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 2nd July 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 2nd July 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 2 July 2022Music in the Mundane By Kitty Espiritu-Ricafort (Manila, Philippines)

TOPIC: Music in the Mundane

Kitty Espiritu-Ricafort (Manila, Philippines)

TODAY’S READING

Psalm 118:19-24

KEY VERSE: This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 (NRSV)

MESSAGE

I was washing breakfast dishes when I heard enthusiastic chirping right outside my window. Having lived in the heart of the Philippines’ busiest city for over 30 years, I was surprised to hear birds nearby. Where did they come from? I wondered as I strained to catch a glimpse.

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Then it dawned on me: the usual cacophony of traffic and subsequent pollution had recently lessened due to nationwide restrictions. The result was a cleaner, more peaceful environment. So the birds were back! And their chatter was so delightful that I stayed in that spot longer than necessary just to listen.

Clear skies and peaceful streets invited the birds on our rooftop, and with them came a new song that brought joy and delight to this weary city dweller. As I made this connection and listened to the birds, I realized how often fatigue, confusion, and doubt can pollute our minds and block out the joy.

The Upper Room Devotional 2nd July 2022

But scripture can break through and renew our mind and spirit. When we seek God, our Creator will refresh us and show us that every ordinary day is something special.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

God can use the ordinary to reveal the extraordinary.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear Lord, thank you for reminding us that this is the day you have made. Help us to rejoice and be glad in it. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

People who live in large cities

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