Great Plains Daily Devotional for 5/10/2021

Today please be in prayer for

Mark Fillmore
Haviland UMC
Mullinville UMC
Dodge City District
Elizabeth Winger Young
Hugoton UMC
Rolla UMC
Satanta UMC
Dodge City District
Wesley Young
Hugoton UMC
Rolla UMC
Satanta UMC
Dodge City District
Peter Mtuamwari
Hanston UMC
Jetmore UMC
Dodge City District

Today's Lectionary Text

In my journey to the center

I came upon a gift that drew me to

pause, and then sit down and gaze upon it.

 

The design is simple and comely.

A light green base color is splattered with

varied configurations of brown speckles.

 

Two tiny holes are pecked on the

same side and there is a cragged cave-like

opening on the opposite side.

 

With a sense of awe, I feel a part of

God’s creation and the resurrection

of Jesus, who broke free from the cave.

 

 I wonder about the fledgling

hatched from this particular fragile shell.

How soon before learning to chirp in tune?

 

Joining in with the nightly Even Song

of wild birds nearby as they sing,

“God’s Eye is On the Sparrow

And I Know God Watches Me.”

Today's Devotional

Last Sunday the children came prepared with joke books and shared some pretty hysterical ones during our Dyno Kids Humor Week class. We laughed as they shared:

Question: What kind of bird likes hip hop?     Answer: A raptor!

Question: What did Baby corn say to Mama corn?      Answer: Where’s Pop-corn?

Throughout the past year that we’ve been meeting on zoom for Sunday School because of the pandemic. The kids have shared jokes that may or may not have had anything to do with the topic discussed. The best jokes are ones that come up in surprise moments that have been formed on the spot by the smiling child. Indeed, that’s one of the great gifts of working with children. They are spontaneous, creative, and fun!

Although Holy Humor Sunday is often celebrated on the Sunday after Easter, we still got it in during the Season of Easter. We will continue to celebrate the joy and resurrection of Jesus. Here’s another joke to bring a smile to your face:

Question: How do groups of angels greet one another?     Answer: Halo, Halo, Halo!

God’s peace and love to you!

- Rev. Marta Wheeler
Omaha St. Paul Benson

mwheeler@greatplainsumc.org

Prayer for Reflection

On this day, we pray for you, that your heart will be open to the surprises God has for you. Trust that God is taking care of you, your loved ones, and the world. Have faith and trust, and maybe you’ll let loose a giggle, or even a belly laugh!

 

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