IN QUIETNESS & TRUST, STRENGTH.
In returning and rest, you shall be saved;
in quietness and trust shall be your strength.
Isaiah 30. 15
Within most of us there is a mourning,
an empty space which was once filled
or which we expected to fill,
a sense of ourselves which is no longer there,
a way of being and living which has gone.
Within us there is a loss,
a grieving for something held precious.
In this moment we claim the dignity of our human journey,
our travelling with a grief.
In self-respect we claim it for ourselves
and in compassion, we honour it in others.
In faith, we lay it before a loving God.
It is like a white light which burns within us
in the dignity of our living.
O Holy God, open unto me......
light for my darkness,
courage for my fear, hope for my despair.
O loving God, open unto me.....
wisdom for my confusion,
forgiveness for my sins, love for my hate.
O God of peace, open unto me.....
peace for my turmoil,
joy for my sorrow, strength for my weakness.
O generous God, open my heart to receive all your gifts.
A sense of expectancy, a glimpse of future possibility, a vivid imagination.
For God's creation is not done.
We are called to pioneer a future yet unnamed. As we venture forward, we leave behind our desire for a no-risk life,
certainty of answers.