A Prayer for the Snowbound

When the troubles come,
and we struggle just to connect…

When we yearn for movement,
and we are snowed in so deep…

When the simple,
has become a chore…

We rightly cry out to you,
“Enough! Stop it! Why me?”

God of all times,
remind us that spring always follows winter.

Lure us toward hopeful watching.

Point out the helpers
plowing us out from beneath
the drifts of depression.

Redirect our perspective,
revealing the technology that connects:
plows, phones, and computers.

Open our hearts to the expansive love
that struggles beside us in these frigid times.

Melt away the icy harshness within,
that we become conveyors of love and justice
to neighbor and helper, stranger and foe.

Reveal to us the beauty
in the crystal snowflake
that we only saw as hardship. Amen.

Tim is a former early childhood educator, a runner, a hiker, a devoted husband, father of two adult children, their spouses, and a grandfather of four perfect children. Tim is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Tim has served as pastor of both Disciples and United Church of Christ congregations. As we enter what we hope is the final phase of the pandemic, Tim is beginning a journey of rediscovering himself and discerning next steps. He writes from his home in Albany, Oregon and wherever the Spirit lures him.

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