As we age, changes are apt to rock our boat more than in the past. It can take longer to adapt and get our sea legs. Though building trust in unfamiliar circumstances takes time, God meets us and loves us through both our resistance and receptivity to strange new beginnings. Changes activate our curiosity about how God may be at work in our circumstances. Changes also challenge us to become creative meaning-makers in our new circumstances. In this way we collaborate with God in making a way in the wilderness.
—Susan Carol Scott, Still Praying After All These Years: Meditations for Later Life (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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Do not remember the former things,
or consider the things of old.
I am about to do a new thing;
now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and rivers in the desert.
—Isaiah 43:18-19, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Sustainer of all that is, give me faith that hopes in what I cannot see. Thank you for the small miracles that find me each day.
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