Tuesday, 4th Week after Pentecost

Text: Matthew 15:29-39

Prayer Pointers:

For the glory of God to be known

For those who need healing

For those who are in a desert place in life

THIS STORY is another effort by the Word to instruct us regarding God’s power and glory. There is no hope for the gathered crowd to be fed in the desert. That is the significance of desert places—there are no resources there that can supply the human need. The first monks retreated from society to desert places precisely because they were empty, without any possible relief or comfort, including the comfort of community.

As before in the Scriptures, where God supplied the people’s needs during their long journey, so here Jesus, taking what is offered, makes abundance available in the desert.

Whenever we find ourselves in desert places, where things seem dry and inhospitable, look for the Lord! You will likely find him where people’s feet are being set right, where new vision is being provided, where mouths are now open for joy, and those who have been crushed by life are restored. You will find food that satisfies.

May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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824 North Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 | 919-682-6030  |

Mission Statement: We are called to Welcome Everyone to Walk the Way of GRACE, and walk in that way in our individual lives, in our shared life in our various communities, in our common life with our neighbors, and even to the world at large as God sends us. The Way of Grace is to: GROW with Jesus, REJOICE in God, ANSWER with hope, CARE for the neighbor, and EMBRACE community.

Vision Statement: God has a plan FOR OUR LIVES, and so we teach how to walk in the path of Jesus Christ; FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, and so we work to build healthy and strong communities; FOR OUR CITY, and so we share life with our neighbors in Walltown, Trinity Park, Duke, and the Triangle; and FOR OUR WORLD, and so we go with Good News.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.