A Meditation from Pastor Daniel

A Meditation from Pastor Daniel

Last evening for our Consistory meeting opening, I shared this meditation written by Rev. Elsa Cook, a UCC minister. I first read it in an email sent by Rev. Michael Caine, pastor of Old First Reformed UCC, Philadelphia.
I was asked to share it more broadly, so here it is, with permission from Rev. Cook. You can click on the link to experience it as a guided meditation.
Let us find a minute
to catch our breath
after all that has happened
in six months
and in just one week
let us breathe in love
breathe out fear
breathe in hope
breathe out every evil
expel all the air
so that there is nothing
left but mutual affection
feel that catch in your
throat and let go
as you fill your lungs
with honor and zeal
for people and creation
and even the future
breathe in what will serve
God and fill your spirit
feel that stuff
pump through your veins
with every bit
of oxygenated wonder
push the uncertain
discomfort that has
lived so comfortably
in every fiber
of your being

for the the past several months,

out through your pores
release the toxins
that have held you back
from believing
that God is with you.
God is in every
breath and every hope.
God is in every
blessing and
every need.
Breathe in
this faith.
Breathe in.
Catch your breath
so that you are not
overcome by evil
but let that evil go and
know that evil will
only be overcome
with good trouble.
Let us catch our breath
so that we can be
The good trouble God needs.
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