As the fog burns away

As the fog burns away 'neath the brightening
Sun, a clearness settles in my blurred eyes.
Landmarks of a familiar place begin to emerge;
Slowly at first, their outlines sharpening in the Light.

As the fog burns away a path appears at my feet
New again the Way ahead slowly winds ahead,
Lengthening, inviting tentative steps as of a child
Learning to walk, discovering a new, growing world.

As the fog burns away an inner light is kindled,
Becoming brighter, reflecting the dawning Day
Which beckons to be explored with hopeful promise,
With unfathomable treasures for the Pilgrim who dares,

Who dares to take the first step; who dares to walk;
Who dares to live a new life as the fog burns away.

Times of transition are difficult. Whether the change we face is chosen or forced upon us, the flurry of the changes can leave us in a fog. But the fog clears. It always clears – sometimes slowly. When it does we can begin to see that change is possible. We can see that the way forward is clear. And as we move, as we take step after careful step, we find the promise of newness. Whatever has brought the fog into your life, know it will burn away and a new world awaits your exploration.


At the end of what was known

At the end of what was known,
comes a new beginning
filled with unknowns, promising
the hope of restoration.

At the end of what was known
a better life awaits;
promises abound, a brilliant morn
of endless possibilities.

At the end of what was known
Love comes to heal;
the very Grace of God pouring
blessing on tired souls.

At the end of what was known
a New Creation awaits discovery.

21 January 2021

As much as life has been upended by all that we have endured, hope endures. Hope, the promise of God’s activity on our behalf, is alive. And not all that has been lost out of the lives that we led need be re-found. Perhaps we are invited to consider the blessing of time spent with family and a slower work pace as a part of our new lives. Perhaps the life that is emerging is one that no longer takes for granted each breath, each waking moment. Perhaps what what we have gained is how God desires to shape us as people who can love. Peace be with you.