Season after Pentecost 2019

“God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
 He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
 He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
 And he knows everything, inside and out.
 He energizes those who get tired,
 gives fresh strength to dropouts.
 For even young people tire and drop out,
 young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
 But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
 They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
 they run and don’t get tired,
 they walk and don’t lag behind.” (Isaiah 40: 38-31, The Message)

Shalom-giver,
In the midst of our troubles, you
are there, giving us a new vision
of peace and love.

You are a loving parent, rich
with goodness and love. Waiting
to meet our every need:
material, emotional, spiritual.

As I receive your abundant
love, my heart at once becomes
full of compassion and generosity.
I desire to share your Shalom with others!
I desire to take my flame of life and love and
pass the fire to someone else!
With my heart full, I look out into the world
with fresh eyes. I see your beauty and
goodness everywhere. It is not the absence
of violence, war, and hate.
But a triumph of
love, peace, joy, and hope
in the face of all the turmoil.
In your presence, I rejoice!
I go into the day with confidence knowing
that you are before me, lighting the way
with your lamp of love,

Amen!

Lara Stoudt