Little boat

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
God has no plan for the trappings of your life,
bears no preference for your surroundings,
or the place where you are set.

God has no intention for what happens to you,
whether it be lovely or painful, easy or hard.

God’s plan is for your soul,
not for what is beyond it.

God’s delight is that you be this particular divine self
no matter what befalls you;
that in pleasure or suffering,
light or shadow, wherever you are
you be this unmatched, gleaming beauty,
this unrepeatable, precious beam
of God’s own light.
To that end God devotes God’s very being.

God has made you the little boat
God will ride down the great, turbulent river,
made you by hand,
lovingly, with infinite art and skill,
trusting you are lovely and sturdy enough,
whatever may come,

knowing that in another life
God is also the stream.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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