A series of biblical reflections and prayers from David L. Miller, pastor of faith formation at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Naperville, IL. David is the former editor of The Lutheran magazine and Director of Spiritual Formation at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.
and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
my whole life long.
Life is a journey of unknowing.
Surely, we feel that now. It’s undeniable.
We do not know what’s coming next.
We don’t know when the present crisis will release its grip. We don’t know
exactly how it will affect us, our job, our town, our church.
The darkness of unknowing turns some
to fear, and others to the Great Heart who says, “Be still, and know.”
This Voice speaks peace deep within
our being and reminds us there is something, no, Someone who holds us … and every future we will ever know.
We dwell in the house of the Lord,
in the house of Everlasting Love … no matter where the currents of time carry
us. For this earth, this universe, the reality we share … is the Lord’s house, the place Love lives and moves, enveloping
every moment of time and space.
Breathe. Just breathe in this
awareness, and you will know what is sure amid every unknowing.
Whatever comes … you live in the
house of Lord, the land of the Beloved, whose mercy and goodness attend every
step of your journey.