My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.
In your book were written
all the days that were formed for me,
when none of them as yet existed.
A few years ago, when our family was going through a tough transition, my sister Callie said, “I am committed to saying true things.” These were important words for our family as we navigated the new situation we found ourselves in.
Another way to say it might be, “Tell the truth as much as you can.” It isn’t always easy to face up to the truth, but turning away doesn’t make the truth any different. Being authentic in the world means trying to speak the truth when we can, clinging to grace always, and acknowledging that we are learning more each day.
Our abundantly wise God knows us completely and loves us. This is a truth that needs to be told again and again. When we face the truth we can see that we often do the thing we don’t want to do. We also get it right sometimes. But always, we are God’s children and loved by God.
God, Quiet us to listen more closely when You speak. Give us courage to see Your truth. Loosen our tongues to speak about Your Love. AMEN
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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.