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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That liminal space is so hard! You’re right though. God saw you and sees them too.
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
Beautiful post, Stephanie. It can be hard, sometimes, to keep in mind that He does see us.
Do You see me, are You there?
Do you know what’s happening now?
I’ve just got to believe You care
because else I don’t know how
I’ll make it through this storm,
how to gain the dawn,
through the lightning’s devil-form,
and the rain goes on and on.
I have to believe you’re watching me
though I cannot feel Your gaze
and that You’ll grant the ability
to reach my end of days.
In the darkness, a spark, I think…
God, did I just see you wink?