May your holiday season, now that it’s truly underway, bring you peace, Reader. I am thankful for you, thankful for even the smallest step you take with me on this crazy unplanned journey of mine. I am thankful for wherever you are in your own journey, and I hope dearly you have more of a direction than I do—or have at least learned to accept the directionless wonder of trusting that God has the GPS. Many prayers for you in either case.
Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Say also: “Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and rescue us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise. Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.” Then all the people said “Amen!” and praised the Lord. (1 Chron. 16:32-36, NRSV)