Just Before the Dawn

Around the globe, many are celebrating Palm Sunday in the midst of adversity.

In this atmosphere we find ourselves in, Brother Roger said: “We go so far as to question Christ Jesus. What is going on within me? Why during these times do I grow wearing in persevering?”

This is how I felt when I awoke this morning before the sun came up and its okay.

I was looking for some spiritual direction and was urged to open the bible I had sitting on the night-stand. I found myself staring at this passage:

“I will refresh those who are weary and will satisfy with food everyone who is weak from hunger. So, then, people will say: I went to sleep and woke up refreshed.” (Jer. 31:25)

While praying and breaking bread with the Lord, I heard the sound of birds chattering and singing in my back yard; taking this as a sign of hope.

As Jesus rode into Jerusalem; those in attendance were waving palms as a welcome, “Blessed is He!” In between all the activity, Jesus was preparing them and reminding us, even in this moment; darkness comes just before the dawn.

God will see us through this crisis and perhaps make us better stewards of one another; recognizing the depth of humanity that resides within each and every one of us.

Regardless of where we are; the uncertainty, fatigue or heart-break, there is a promise where darkness may linger for a season, eventually joy will break through in the form of the Light of the Risen Christ.

May you and your families continue to be wrapped in God’s Love.

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