Author: Holly Reimer
Reflection: v. 1, ‘my body desires you in a tired and dry land’
I don’t know about you, but I’m in desperate need of peace and a stronger sense of life. This pandemic has revealed a lot about our broken systems and selfish thoughts. I’m tired of bearing witness to gender, cultural, racial, and economic profiling. I’m tired of seeing power and privilege used to create abuse and disparity. I’m tired and my whole being desires something that this world has not been able to provide–peace. I’m craving God’s presence, a sense of ‘with-ness’ with God that allows us to sit and bear witness to one another. I’m craving space where we don’t have to fight for love and justice. So I join the psalmist in this prayer, craving more of God’s Spirit, because it is God who provides that which the world cannot. Maybe you are craving something similar. Maybe, you have also been in a space where something has been ‘missing’ or felt ‘off.’ We are making our way toward the cross and resurrection, toward death but also new life. Maybe it is time for us to be agents in the change we desire, tapping into the one who demonstrated all that we are craving.
Prayer Lord, we crave you. We crave spaces of peace and justice. May we find that peace in you.