Day 3


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Isaiah 11: 1-10

Pruning trees, bushes and shrubs can seem like a harsh business, cutting right back to the
stump on occasion, leaving little behind. However, shoots come from the stump, as we see
in today’s reading, shoots that are stronger, more vigorous. Pruning is about health, cutting back dead wood and weight to leave behind what is able to grow- we see this in God’s story of his people, but also see it in our own lives as we leave behind the old to walk in the new life that is found in Jesus.

Read the passage to yourself slowly- what stands out for you today? What might you want
to think about further?

I am thankful for people who…