Inspired by Habakkuk 3:17-19
by Brenna Nail
As families gather to fellowship,
I feel a wound in my heart.
I may be surrounded by people,
but my soul seeks a perfect love and peace.
Even if this year
has brought new pains,
Even if the holidays
are a reminder
of a dream I have yet to celebrate,
Even if I have been wounded,
by loss, by heartbreak, by challenges…
I thank you, Father.
For when I am lonely,
I am never truly alone.
In my season of isolation
I will close my eyes,
to see the Shepherd by my side,
walking with me
through it all.
He welcomes me with His presence
in reminders everyday –
a soft sunrise overlooks
that clings to the grasses,
the mailbox, the lamppost.
And rustling leaves in a chilled breeze
which dance in whimsy to the ground
gathering, chattering in fellowship.
For these moments, I am thankful, Lord.