by Tree on the Edge, October, 2023, via email
Just an observation from a speck of light in the corner of the country…
During the first month of covid, we knew nothing. My 93 year old father asked me “Are you afraid?” I replied, “No, not at all.” I had been working as a microbiologist in a hospital lab, and had a concept of how to protect myself and others. Beyond that, I knew that no matter what happened ~ whether I lived or died ~ I am a beloved child of God.
Some months later, the Delta variant became a thing. My co-caregiver was worried; what are we going to do now? I responded that we know what to do, and we’re gonna be okay. We got this!
There’s much worry swirling about now. Yup, most of it is legitimate, understandable and so forth. It was pouring down rain as I contemplated, and I was feeling maudlin. But then it occurred to me…the rain is a Gift! Swept away is the dust of the drought. Perennials in my garden that had recently been planted were being watered.
The seasons of the Earth are changing, and it’s a beautiful thing!
We we told that the kingdoms would rage. We were also told that God is our refuge and strength. I/we have always been, and are, provided for, guided and protected. We shall be at peace; it will all work out. How do I know that this is true? Because…
Mom has got this! It’s not just going to be okay. It will be magnificent!