More than a year ago, I wrote this poem. It’s encouraging to think that we’re finally getting close to the end of this pandemic.
Pandemic Prayer by ARHuelsenbeck Lord, I pray for an end to this pandemic and yet, as the words leave my heart I wonder if it’s even good to ask for an end to the dying an end to the pain an end to economic chaos an end to inconvenience an end to isolation what if this is Your way of welcoming people to eternity with You, an exodus from pain to paradise or of reconnecting parents with children and workers with their neighborhoods what if this disease is accomplishing Your purpose I still want to hang on to the way things were when I could go to rehearsals or out to dinner and a movie when I could hug my friends or even be in the same room with them Your will be done please strengthen me for what’s to come
My church reopened for in-person worship this week. We haven’t attended yet, but hope to soon.
Here’s a video of the last time our bell choir played. The song is “My Jesus, I love You.” I’m the short one in the back row.