Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

January 15

Read: 2 JOHN 1-6

Every time my grandparents left my home after a visit, I watched them walk across the street to their car. Every time, they would be holding hands. They were married for more than 60 years, and this sign of their affection is ingrained in my memory. For me, that simple act symbolized a commitment and relationship of dependence they had with each other. It was beautiful to behold.

In this letter from John to a community of believers, he uses the words “truth” and “love” together repeatedly. Truth and love hold hands. They are dependent on each other and originate from God. As the believers “walk in the light” and obey God’s commands, they are demonstrating the truth of God. Love provides us the opportunity to live out that which we believe. As we abide in God’s truth and love, they will walk with us forever.

God, thank you for your unconditional love. May I live in your truth this day as I trust in your great love. AMEN.

About the Author

Meghan Bruggeman | I am a wife to Danny and a mom to my five-year-old son, Micah. I serve as associate pastor of spiritual formation at Renew Covenant Church in Carroll, Iowa. I also work as a hospice chaplain in my community. I have a certificate in spiritual direction from the John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction at North Park Theological Seminary. I am an alum of North Park University and am originally from the Chicagoland area. I love God and the Church, and I am passionate about providing opportunities for people to connect with God and each other. I love music, and you can typically find me playing the drums, guitar, or singing in some capacity. Coffee is my love language and laughing is my favorite. I am honored to have this opportunity to pray and share with you this week.

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