Waiting in the unknown
Waiting in darkness
Waiting in uncertainty
Waited in the unknown
Waited in darkness
Waited in uncertainty
We are called to trust
Trust the emerging light
The road is long, and we are weary.
Her road was long, and she was weary.
Mary's light, her precious newborn baby
Is our light, our precious Savior
Let us seek the light, and trust the light.
This Advent is like no other. Waiting has taken on new meaning, as we wait in hope for the coming of our Savior and the coming of release from the pandemics that bind us. The collective grief is palpable. There are an unbearable number of empty chairs in too many homes. Yet traditions hold us together. We get creative, revise our plans, and come up with ways to gather safely, acutely aware of the fragility that is human life.
We offer two reflections this month. Spend time with each as you seek ways to live through the weeks and months ahead. Explore the history of your traditions, as new ones emerge out of necessity. Reflect on the need to trust this season of waiting.
We invite you to email us to learn how we can support you in reconnecting during this time of great need. We implore you to take good care of your whole self. We join you in trust-filled prayer.