Today we have the text of a new hymn written this spring and shared from Cindy. The tune is likely known by The Servants Song. May these words guide our thoughts and prayers today.
When We Face an Unknown Future
When we face an unknown future that we can’t imagine yet, when the closeness
we have treasured turns from blessing into threat.
As we miss our friends and loved ones, as we crave community,
May we look, God, in this season, for a whole new way to be.
Jesus faced the lonely desert as a time to look within.
There He met such trial and conflict; there He knew you were with Him.
In this time of separation when we miss the life we’ve known,
May we hear your voice proclaiming: “I am here! You’re not alone.”
May we cherish those around us as we never have before.
May we think much less of profit; may we learn what matters more.
May we hear our neighbors’ suffering; may we see our neighbors’ pain.
May we learn new ways of offering life and health and hope again.
God, when illness comes to threaten, and when so much here goes wrong, may we
know this thing for certain – that Your love is sure and strong.
You’re beside us in our suffering, and when times are surely tough,
We may face an unknown future, but it’s filled, Lord, with Your love.
Text: © 2020 by Carolyn W Gillette
Used with permission