I wake up to a white outside my window where the sky and sea blur together into one great expanse. There is only a vaporous mist that surrounds everything I normally see, the trees have faded and rooftops are scarcely recognized.
It’s a little unsettling to the soul when you cannot delineate between what you know is there but has not yet appeared. It’s the same window but a very different view when the fog comes so thick to white out everything that is usually seen.
There is uncertainty everywhere now in this pandemic . Is it sweeping across our land again more voraciously than before as people come out of shelter we ask? How do we re-enter into a new normal and try to find a rhythm that makes sense ? What can we expect when we start to gather again in groups? It feels awkward and stressful not knowing what is expected and what is appropriate in these different surroundings .
How do we stand on this slippery ground now with God?
He who created the earth, sky and sea and holds all things together.
He who has cupped the wind in the hollow of the hand, who bound up the waters in a cloak. He who has established the ends of the earth.
Shall we fall into despair or place our feet upon the rock that is higher, a more solid ground to stand on?
Pause and let God's presence settle upon you .
“Lord we ask for you to make us sure in the uncertainty,
Unmovable as the earth is shaken,
Settled in unsteady times.
May we have your eyes within to see that which is unseen and to know that which is unknown.
Make our souls a resting place now for your glory as you prayed,
That we would all be one , completely one as the love of the father is in Jesus and Jesus you are in us. You give us your glory and this presence surrounds us like the mist we find ourselves in by the sea today .
Hold us here and let us feel this oneness with the trinity.
Help us to relax into the confines of the unknown when fears arise.
Calm the places in our souls with your loving presence . When we cannot see what is ahead, lead us to the rock that is on a higher ground and take us deeper into that which is most real , most true, and that which is wholly you.