"And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
~ From Matthew 28:20
None of us are ever fully alone. One of the first trips I made out towards the Texas City Dike after Hurricane Ike, there was a single pole along the shoreline that was left. It had been a part of a large dock that had washed away during the storm.
Although it stood alone it still served a purpose. A single bird was perched on it.
To the bird, it was a place of rest and where the bird could watch the ships go by. It was still useful. The pole still had a purpose.
Helen Keller wrote, "so often we stare at the closed door that we miss the open window.
When we have experienced loss or change in our life we don't see that there are still many things we are useful for. There are many things that can occur in our life that can make us feel as if we are alone. The important thing is to recognize that when something comes to an end, it is like the closing of a chapter of a book. It's time to write the next chapter.
God is always a God of new beginnings. God assures each of us that God will always be present. With each new beginning, and at each moment where something may be an end or a transition is encountered, God is very real and present.
Have faith, you are never fully alone.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.