Devotional for the week – Sunday, August 7, 2022
     Is there anything more frail than a bruised reed?  Look at the bruised reed at the water’s edge.  A once slender and tall stalk of sturdy river grass, it is now bowed and bent.
     Are you a bruised reed?  Was it so long ago that you stood so tall, so proud? 
     Then something happened.  You were bruised…
     by harsh words
     by a friend’s anger
     by a spouse’s betrayal
     by your own failure
     by religion’s rigidity.
     Painted on canvas after canvas is the tender touch of a Creator who has a special place for the bruised and weary of the world.
From God’s Inspirational Promises 
By Max Lucado