Reflection and Prayer Time: May 17th 2021

God’s Fidelity in All of Everything – Sorrow, Joy, and Hope

May 17, 2021

Today is a day of mixed emotions, with sadness in our VOA Mid-States community in the recent passing of a program graduate and a client and in sitting in sorrow with many. It’s also day of hopefulness and joy as fully vaccinated people can begin to gather in person again. So as I often do when I can’t find the words for the complex emotions involved in living, I turn to music and nature for reflection and prayer. That’s where I am today and where many of us are, straddling the fence between joy and sorrow. And we do not sit along – God always sits beside us. Faithfully.

"By way of sorrow"

"I shall be released"

"Long time gone"