Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today
NL Daily Devotion for Saturday, July 6, 2019
by R. Fergus Moir, Clergy Stuff
There’s a hammock at my grandparents’ cabin. It’s strung beneath a copse of cedar trees by the lake. When I am lying there, gently rocking, listening to the wind and the waves and the low tones of the wind chime, I am at peace unlike anywhere else in my life. I am not elated or occupied “with things too great and marvelous for me.” I am simply curled up in the embrace of the woven cords of the hammock, my soul calmed and quieted. I feel God’s presence there.
I can’t always be in that hammock at the lake. Life is busy and there is much to be done. God calls us to faith-filled work in the world. Yet when there is need, I can relax into God’s loving arms like a child, and trust that God will care for me in all things.
Mothering God, I trust in your loving-kindness and thank you for your calming presence in my life. Amen.