Reflection for December 18th by Megan Crosby, Organist/Accompanist
If there’s one thing we need right now, it’s a good dose of “perseverance and encouragement.” As a write this, the Covid pandemic has claimed 245,000 lives in the United States. People have lost their jobs, their homes, their families. We are tired. We are tired of the deaths, of not being able to see our loved ones, of not living “normal.” Our nation has not been “of the same mind with one another” and it shows in the state of our health care, the division of our politics, and the treatment of those most vulnerable at this time.
Paul encourages us to “Glorify God with one voice.” Obviously, he’s talking about a group of people, but we can’t sing in a group right now, let alone worship together without people getting sick. But you know what you can do? You can still sing; albeit by yourself, with the with whom people you live, or possibly in the backyard very far away from each other! And while you sing (or after you sing) pray for understanding, for acceptance, for unity.
Dear God, help us to listen to our neighbors and search for common ground as we help the most vulnerable around us: the homeless, the poor, the sick and dying. Amen