Through prophets and time, through space and creation, the Divine speaks:
I am the One who comforts you! My grace is enough, enough, enough.
Why are you afraid of people, those who posture with false power?
Have you forgotten the One who loves you- just as you are?
The Holy Breath that brought creation out of chaos, shaping heaven and earth-
The same Breath speaks welcome, consolation, and peace to those who listen.
But, says God, you are set in your fear, frozen before threats of death and destruction,
But whose threats are more powerful than God’s love? Whose violence lasts longer than God’s eternal grace?
Those who are called children of God shall know lasting peace,
They shall not be forgotten, their hope shall be fulfilled.
God says, “I hold all things,
The expanse of the ocean, the depths of rich soil, the Arctic ice and the Sahara sands.”
The source of all good is God, the one God.
The source of all good is God, our Maker, Redeemer, and Guide.
You are God’s beloved, held in holy hands and filled with a gracious spirit.
We are God’s beloved, held in holy hands and filled with a gracious spirit.