There are times in life where we would just as soon not get out of bed. We are consumed by grief or fear. We cry out for God to hide us or take us or save us. Despair looms. In those times, as we wonder where we’ll find help, we need to be reminded that God keeps us.
God keeps us in community when we want self-obsessed isolation. God gives us solitude when we want busy distraction. God provides a way out and reminds us that neither life nor death nor anything else can separate us from God’s loving embrace. Not now, not ever. God calls in transition; God calls right on time.
This message is an excerpt from a Café article “We are claimed in the wilderness” by Joy McDonald Coltvet. Please pray for Women of the ELCA’s executive board and staff as they meet in Scottsdale, Ariz., today.
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