As I awaken on Sunday, walking on my porch with coffee in hand, I hear the birds and feel the humidity coming back into play. I feel contentment. How can I feel contentment when I am isolated from all that I have done and known in the past? I attribute all that is not “like me” to God. God has given me the contentment of where I am right now. Not being a Martha, but being a Mary. A quiet servant, being Christ-like in a way that gives me time to reflect, declutter and reach out to others in a different way than I have in the past. As I wait for Sunday service in a different way, I go to the Word. In Isaiah 8:16-19. "I will write down all these things as a testimony of what the Lord will do. I will entrust it to my disciples who will pass it down to future generations. I will wait for the Lord to help us, though he has turned away from the people of Israel. My only hope is in him. I and the children the Lord has given me have names that reveal the plans the Lord Almighty has for his people. So why are you trying to find out the future by consulting mediums and psychics? Do not listen to their whisperings and mutterings. Can the living find out the future from the dead? Why not ask your God?" I pray that all of us continue to seek contentment in who Christ is in our lives right now, with a continued hope of newness of what can be. A rebirth of ourselves; what we value and what we know to be true. Blessings to you. Jane Boritz
Let us pray:
"O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life and to serve you is perfect freedom: Defend us, your humble servants, in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in your defense, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen" (BCP 99).