Liminal space—transitional time–happens. When we live in the in-between, it can feel as if we are alone and singled-out. But having transitional times in our lives is normal.
Living in the in-between means that we can see where we have been, but the road ahead isn’t clear, and that can make us anxious and afraid.
When living in the in-between, it’s okay to accept that we are not okay. In-between is not an easy place to be. So, we need to find ways to care for ourselves and each other.
Though transitional times in our lives can be tough, good things can still happen in that liminal space. Opportunities can present themselves. Because living in liminal space can be difficult, it can often feel like God has abandoned us. But God is with us when we are in liminal space.
Many of us are in liminal space during this pandemic. We do not know when it will end or what the future will be. What we do know is that God is with us in this uncertainty and is inviting us to use our spiritual gifts to serve others.
This message is an excerpt from “Faith reflections: Joseph and liminal space” by Becca Ehrlich in the March 2021 issue of Boldcafe.