I walked on the rail trail with my dog this morning, as I do every day. But this morning as I walked, I cried and I prayed and I shouted out loud at God. Today is immensely difficult, Good People.
We wait in "the eye of the storm", as one pastor wrote. Whether we voted "red" or we voted "blue", I'm guessing that we all feel that our nation's future hangs in the balance. What will become of us?! Can we reconcile after this election? Can we protect the most vulnerable among us? Can we do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God? (Amos 5:24, one of the readings for this Sunday.)
I took the above photo during my walk today, because I was struck by the long, straight path that stretched out before me. I could not see the end. I could not even see the bridge, that I knew was up ahead. I could only see the path stretch into the distance until it disappeared, with the bright sky above.
We do not know where we will end up as a nation. We cannot see what comes next. But we know the path that we are on, and we can choose to keep on this journey together. Whatever happens in the next 24 hours, we are followers of Jesus, and we believe in resurrection!
So hold on, Good People, and know that you are not alone. (Please reach out to me if you are in need of support this week.)
Blessings and courage!