I am flying to Richmond to attend a conference in Williamsburg. There is always a sweet sense of returning, a gathering of memories and good spirit. I will go to Jamestown tomorrow and being there once again is always thrilling. I am reminded of the services we have held there, the moments when we offered our prayers to God on behalf of Native peoples struggling to be heard within the church. Despite the challenges faced since, the good work begun cannot be undone. God is moving through many still.
Jesus was frustrated by his followers who just wanted God's kingdom, but didn't really want to work together or serve others. In every generation there are believers who await the end of times, the rapture, the great reckoning - it has many names. But God invites us to do the work we have been given, investing our time in the service of others. We are here to be servants of the world, investors in the well being and healing of our communities. We are reminded to quit waiting for some cataclysmic event and rather get to work right where we are.
Today I ask God to help me put one foot in front of the other on this journey. May all that we do be for the healing of our world. May all that we do invest in others. May God find us working for peace and justice when our lives end, and may we rejoice in the many blessings we have been given today.