My legs feel the restlessness in theirs. For we are all in places of transition; trying to find paths of purpose. Currently, we each find ourselves in different unchartered territories.
I watch as these children of mine, now young adults, discern the terrain of a new place. And I remember…
Wondering what the future held
Wishing I had immediate answers
Wrestling with the unknown
“New” does not always feel welcoming. Especially, when you find yourself in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people and an unfamiliar self.
I see them and I know God does too. I hold hope for them because I remember:
God saw me too.
And because of that I know I am never out of sight. Neither are they. Like Hagar, we can find comfort in the God who sees.
“ She answered God by name, praying to the God who spoke to her, “You’re the God who sees me!
“Yes! He saw me; and then I saw him!”
That’s how that desert spring got named “God-Alive-Sees-Me Spring.” That spring is still there, between Kadesh and Bered.” Genesis 16:13-14.
May we be able to name our places of restlessness in the same way.
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