Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2008
This morning I am again amazed at the glory of God reflected in His creation. Today’s sunrise painted brilliant colors and although winter’s hibernation loomed, the crisp air was full of life. All preparation is in anticipation of Spring and presentment of plenty. His promises are present for our tomorrows. In such I give thanks.
It seems illogical to experience such peace and joy while also feeling such deep ache, fear and anger. Such conflict often leaves me voiceless. How to explain a faith that sustains and provides hope while being fearful for tomorrow? How to explain the majesty of God’s truth reflected in all of creation while being deeply hurt by the inability of the world to see truth and the inability to express truth in a way that is heard? How to be abandoned to God’s calling while being angered at the cost? How to joy at God’s grace and its working in my life while feeling the sting of a world full of judgment? How to be in the world and not of the world?