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Rev. Valarie Englert, Senior Pastor

Our God of love, our God of this journey called ‘life,’ 

There are days when all seems hopeless. 

The news is loud and constant. 

The divisions among us break our relationships – and our backs. 

The daily litmus tests to test where someone stands are exhausting. 

The sheer weight of pandemic … 

and change ,,, 

and aching Earth … 

Some days, it feels like we’re the 21st-century version of the Israelites, turning and turning and turning in the wilderness, year after year until 40 years pass by. 

The Promised Land … is there such a thing?

Is there light at the end of this tunnel?

May we stop our spinning and turning for just a moment to see your pillar of cloud at the center.

May your fire burn away the ‘stuff’ around which we spin.

May your Spirit steady us, calm us.

May the peace that only you can give settle in our hearts, our bones, our breath, our minds.

O God of the journey, you are with us.

May we be with you.

Amen.

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