Wednesday, October 31, 2012

a benediction (day 31)

May we recognize the light that is given us each day, even in the times that it is just enough to light the next step.

May each stumble that we take cause us to reach our hand up to the One who always offers to help and to guide.

May we walk in the confidence that He who has begun a good work in us will carry it on to completion as we trust in Him.

May the answers we are given cause us to say, "Thank You," to the Giver of good gifts.

May our eyes and hearts be open to those around us who experience the hard waiting. May we comfort them as we have been comforted.

May we see the joy in the unexpected places as we count our blessings, even the blessing of hearing, "not yet."

May we never forget the tears, the sleepless nights, the questions, and the doubts so that our story can remain authentic. 

May we also never forget the peace, the triumph, the goodness, the community, and the strength we would have never known if we hadn't had to wait.

May we keep learning, keep trusting, keep hoping, keep walking, keep loving as we wait.


Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with me.