O God,

We turn toward home gingerly.

We look ourselves in the eye
and ponder our crimes of heart
and mind and wallet and appetite.

Sometimes the way is hard to find.

Dear God,

We wait for your arrival.

IMG_3031We forgot to bring our chargers;
how will we know you are here
without our notifications?

We grow anxious in the waiting.

Holy God,

We want to be with you.

You offer shelter in the struggle,
teach us who and how to be, even,
maybe especially, when we are stubborn.

Your steadfast love surrounds us.

Embracing God,

May we be ready for your welcome,
alert to your notifications,
and joyous in your presence.


Martha Spong is a clergy coach and executive director of RevGalBlogPals. She is co-author of Denial is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith), with Rachel Hackenberg, and editor of There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, a collection of essays by members of the RevGalBlogPals community. (Photo by the author.)

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