I give thanks today for the opportunity to experience the Psalms. I write of Psalm 130 and what it speaks to me now. Be well friends...
From Pastor Paul Harris
Along the Way
Written March 24, 2020
From the loneliness of the current stay-at-home recommendation (order depending upon where you live), I reach out on social media. Can you hear me? Can you see me?
Lord, are you there? Which platform would yield the best connection? Is there an APP for me to use as I search?
I admit it has been (awhile, too long, you fill in the term) since I last asked of you Lord. My self-reliance has been ingrained in me since my youth. I am wondering now though... I think I need you. No, I am sure now. Please Lord, do you hear me?
This social distancing has caused me to feel differently about everything. Is there something I (we) can do now to make it all better? I am watching health workers afraid for their own safety. I see wealth accumulation slipping away. So many are being furloughed or laid off from their jobs. I need some hope that this wave of uncertainty will pass!
Is that you Lord? Can you speak up please! Wait? Wait for what?
Love, mercy, grace, forgiveness...found in the promises of your creation...redeemed in the hearts of all your people...at first distant, and now so clear I hear Lord, I see!
You are with us! My soul is given hope!
Waiting... at curbside for groceries to deliver to my elderly parents. Supplies and medicine too. I promised to be here for them!
Oh... you promise to be here for me? Help me believe Lord. Help me trust you. Help me know your truth.
As we wait now, I pray with you friends and neighbors. I pray for our world. Teach us your ways Lord. Fill our hearts with your Spirit. Love us so we can love each other.
The groceries are here. Time for my delivery. Time for deliverance of us all.
Thank you Lord.
God is saving all creation.
God is with us, now and forever.
God is love.
Author: Paul E Harris
Journal posts from a pastor and spiritual friend