As another year leaves us-
with its joys and sorrows,
its learnings and relearning,
its tear-soaked pillow
and new laugh lines,
its new friends,
and parting of ways,
its perspective and courage inducing,
its longing for justice and growing in patience,
its overindulgence and stubbornness,
its remembering of passion
and plain remembering,
its resurrection and
the Grace within it.
In all of it, and in the paradoxes, God, thank you for your presence.
As a new year peeks in-
with its new mercies and opportunities,
its feather-covered hope,
its uncertainty and its certainty,
its continued longings for
its blessed assurance,
its courage exercises
and new adventures-
may there again be remembering-
May there again be resurrection-
In all of it, and in the paradoxes, God, may you be present,
and thank you for Grace.
You are such a talented writer! Very real, genuine. Thanks for sharing your heart and your words.