Readings: Isaiah 25:6-9; Revelation 21:1-6; John 11:32-44
Looking Forward with the Saints

The Feast of All Saints is a celebration of the people who have inspired and encouraged us in our lives. Most often, we focus on the people in the past who have died, but it's also a celebration of those among us now and those yet to come. Maybe we miss out if we forget to honor these saints, as well. What "first things" do you look forward to leaving behind in your own life? What "first things" will be hard to let pass away? Where do you gain courage or strength from the stories of the saints in your life to move forward into what God is doing next?