Most merciful and gracious God, we pray today that our eyes might be fully opened to the suffering of our family around the world. Expand our horizons from our narrow circle of family and friends to include all of those created so perfectly in your image. Grant us the all-encompassing love of Your Son the Christ so that we might have open hearts as well as open eyes.
Fill us with compassion. Fill us with a passion for justice. Fill us with a true hunger for righteousness.
Make us get off our buts, and get off our assets, as well. And then grant us the strength and power of your Holy Spirit that we might prove ourselves good and faithful disciples as we reach out to those most in need. Amen
I was hoping to spend this week writing. Such, however, is not to be the case. Once again, events beyond my control seem to be transpiring against me.
In my younger days I would have been railing against fate and venting my frustration on anyone close enough to hear me. Maturity, or at least advanced age, has mellowed me. I am no less frustrated, but now a long sigh is about all the venting I have energy for at this point.
The writing is important, but being with my family, especially in times of stress and trouble, is far more important. To everything there is a season according to Solomon. And for now it’s definitely the time to be with those loved ones whose need is immediate.
The time for writing will come. For now, however, I will just go with the flow. So now it’s time to leave Snake Mountain and head back up to be with my daughter and her family in Virginia. The writing can wait. My daughter and grandchildren come first.