Lenten Meditation by Carol Majors, originally penned October 31, 1991.
Dear God of the second chance,
You roll into our lives like quiet thunder—
with a strength and a force to bring winds of change,
the cleansing rain of grief and dazzling flashes of enlightenment.
You come in storms, you come in calm,
with your suggestions of forgiveness and redemption.
We are made uneasy by the task and if we close
our eyes in fear, in rage, in frustration and distrust,
we will miss the glorious ways you reveal to us.
This community of faith and caring, those who love us,
those who hardly know us but speak to our hearts,
those who let us be part of their struggle,
they surprise us with grace and offer us
a sense of forward momentum on our journey.
And, from time to time, when we weather our storms and can see
our lives with amazing clarity, we know you have been here all along,
helping us fine our way. How incredible that is.
So we give thanks for the storms and the calm.
And most especially for the incessant, repeated offerings
of possibilities we are given to experience your love.
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