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Daily Devotion: Find Moments of Hope

Appreciate the wonder and gift of life in everyday moments.

Edward Grinnan, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief

For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light. Psalm 36:9

It was the end of another in a long string of hectic days, and I was leaving the office after dark again, exhausted, muttering that my wife Julee was going to kill me.

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I grabbed my briefcase and had just flipped off the lights in my office when I glanced out the window and saw the word “Life” emblazoned in the sky above Manhattan. I stopped in my tracks. Maybe because I was so beat it took me a minute to figure out it wasn’t a hallucination. No, the lit-up word was actually half of the MetLife logo atop its skyscraper ten blocks up the concrete-and-glass canyon of Park Avenue. Apparently the Met part had burned out, leaving just the word “Life” in bright red letters.

Satisfied that the mystery was solved and that my sanity was reasonably intact, I started to leave again. I paused and looked back at the word suspended above the skyline. Life. It hit me all at once, cutting through the headaches of the day. What an incredible word! What an extraordinary concept! The idea of being alive, of having life, seemed utterly startling, even improbable.

We live in a universe made up of inert, nonliving matter and, overwhelmingly, empty space. We probe our galactic neighborhood for signs of life to no avail. As far as we know, life as we understand it exists only on this speck of rock and water and air we call earth. Life, against all odds, is ours. A cosmic gift.

It was getting late, and Julee was probably still going to kill me. I was still feeling tired, still a little stressed-out but most of all I felt alive.

Father, of all the gifts and blessings You bestow on us, the greatest is the miracle of life. Let me find joy and satisfaction in every amazing, improbable moment.

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