Designer of Hope, who embraces all those with tear-filled eyes,
Turn our tears of joy into courage, and our tears of sorrow into compassion; for in this new day lie all the possibilities for tomorrow. Steer us toward the roads of the future with those close enough to hold our hands. Surprise us again with eternal treasure as we give away that which sustains another. Remind us that we don’t travel through this day alone, the arms of your love holds us all. Amen.
“…. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20
Sweet Janet–as I sit at my desk back in VA after spending the last several days on Long Island after the death of my Dad, your words today are a joyful comfort and acknowledgement of the love my family has felt during this time. The arms of Our Father embraced us through the arms of those around us.
Take good care while you deal with the loss of your Dad, I pray that this may be a season in which the Spirit reveals what seems hidden, and that you learn to navigate a new kind of relationship with your Dad in the days, weeks and months ahead.