Letter to God within the Fall

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My candy Lord,

It’s turning to autumn, and I really feel your presence once more otherwise: a young, personal method. It’s quieter on the market. We’re again to fall schedules. The kids are again in class. Our neighbors are snuggled inside their homes, now not on the stoops of their porches or on walks. It’s as if our our bodies and spirits are telling us to hibernate.

We see it within the timber as they shed their summer season glory for one thing new. These new colours with their cozy palette are additionally welcome. It’s totally different however simply as superb, simply because the season into which you’re ushering us. It’s a quieter season, one in all extra inward contemplation.

I’m consuming extra tea once more. I relish the ritual of filling up the kettle and getting ready my cup whereas I await the water to boil. I’d by no means consider utilizing the microwave, as a result of it will rush the method. I don’t need to rush something proper now.

I sit with my tea, a blanket, and my Bible. The rain splatters towards my window, and I pray, The place are you right now? And it’s as if the steam from my tea envelops me along with your love, replying, Proper right here. I’m proper right here.

I’m studying the E book of Job proper now. In direction of the top, after Job’s mates have tried to consolation him, you present up on the scene. There may be the well-known line, “The place have been you after I laid the muse of the earth?” (Job 38:4) and you then divulge to Job most of the particulars of the world you see and have your hand on: “when the mountain goats give beginning? / Do you observe the calving of the deer?” (39:1) “The ostrich’s wings flap wildly, / although its pinions lack plumage.” (39:13)

This takes my breath away. You’ve gotten your hand on all these items, so, in fact, you have got your hand on the tender ideas of my coronary heart: the security of my youngsters, the home repairs, and my parish group.

And as Job I reply that I’m small. However that you just nonetheless would take care of me and the main points of my life leaves me in awe.

I sit in your surprise and glory, now not considering of my little worries. I merely sit in awe, for I do know I’m within the palm of your hand.

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