I stare at the rising trail, and I sigh. I am facing my fears… counting the steps… calculating if I’m ready to go. The goal is so far away.
You invite. You encourage. You Call… this is your work… this is your place… this is your task… these are my people, OUR people…
You have prepared me, taught me, and equipped me. Forgive my doubts and my lack of courage. Remind me again and again of your faithful love.
And when I cannot see around the bend, increase my faith. I know you walk ahead of me. And I love you.
Rev. Deborah Vaughn, BCC is a chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists. She lives with her family in Maryland and presently serves as a hospice chaplain and in pulpit supply. She is a herder of cats, and remains a die-hard Ohio State fan. You can find more of her writing at An Unfinished Symphony.
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