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May 28, 2017 | Numbers 32

Today's Devotion

Settling the Land East of the Jordan River

At noon on May 22, 1889, more than 50,000 people poured into the Oklahoma Territory, rushing to stake their claims to cheap land offered by the federal government. It was the beginning of the Oklahoma Land Rush. Those who illegally slipped into the territory early were called “Sooners,” which became the state’s nickname. The…

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Faith and Faithlessness in the Desert
In July 1969, when astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin set foot on the Moon, the second person to walk on its desolate surface, he did something unusual—he took communion. After he partook of the elements from the communion kit the pastor of his church in Texas gave him, he read Jesus’ words from the Gospel of John: “I am the vine, you are the branches. Whosoever abides in me will bring forth…

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