August 7, 2020
Dear Friends and Family,
A few weeks ago I invited reflections, thoughts and/or poems from those of you who are willing. As with our Lenten Book, it is always wonderful to share in this way with one another, bringing us together more deeply.
The following reflection today is from Dodi Wait. I imagine you will resonate with her thoughts.
Thank you, Dodi for your willingness to share.
"Blowin’ In the Wind”
At times in the past five months as we have learned how to live and survive in this pandemic, I have felt like the branches in a tree “Blowin’ in the Wind.”
Continuously, each day the pandemic was rapidly spreading and the news was swirling around us bombarding us with so many do’s and don’ts on how to deal with this contagious virus. Just like the branches are first blown in one direction and then a gust of wind comes along and blows even harder; the branches are blown in another direction. The tree is able to survive because of its trunk and roots that secure it.
With the pandemic and all its ramifications blowing at us and sending our lives into new sets of what is normal, whether we like them or not, our emotions are swirling just like the branches in the wind. However we can’t live as if we only have branches. We need to realize we too are secure in the trunk and roots of God’s love. The overwhelming good news is that the strength needed to withstand life’s challenges caused by this pandemic isn’t done on our own. Prayers, mediation, and spiritual growth help us grow ever deeper roots in the love and hope of our gracious Savior.
Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down in God’s love and keep you strong.