Rev. Julie Wright
Omnipotent God, as we encounter the storms of life, please help us be attuned more acutely to your voice and your presence.
Sometimes we can see the storms approaching, dark clouds in the distance, warning us of the ferocity we may have to endure. There may be strong winds, threatening to blow everything away. We may be pelted by financial burdens or unkind words or injustices. Some of us try to run from the difficulties, while others huddle and wait it out. It may last a short time or much longer. As we heard at the beginning of this pandemic, it could be an ice storm, a winter, or an ice age.
Other storms have a softer wind which can flow through all the nooks and crannies of our lives, pervading places we do not want touched or revealed. LORD, help us be open to how we should be honest and accountable with ourselves and, most especially, with you.
Help us, as we survive the storms, to find joy in the storms’ aftermath, seeing the rainbows and perhaps even jumping in the puddles. We know the rain refreshes our earth; help it cleanse our souls as well.
In the name of Jesus our Savior. AMEN.