March 21, 2020
March 19, 2020, 1:00 PM
Dear friends,
 
    I have the quote below posted on my church office door.  It brings me the reassurance of God's presence with us as we journey through this wilderness experience of the Coronavirus.
 
"All shall be well, all shall be well....and all manner of things shall be well.  
For there is a force of love moving through the universe 
that holds us fast and will never let us go."
 
- St. Julian of Norwich, Christian mystic and spiritual writer of the 1300's
 
Julian wrote these words while nursing and ministering to people in England during the time of the Black Plague, an epidemic that took the lives of millions of people in England.  Ann Lewin wrote a poem, inspired by Julian, which reflects the theme of this brief address. “All shall be well..”
 
She must have said that sometimes through gritted teeth. Surely she knew the moments when fear gnaws at trust, the future loses shape. The courage that says all shall be well doesn’t mean feeling no fear, but facing it, trusting God will not let go. Beloved children of God, know that God is with you.  
 
Pastor Kathy
 
 
   “All shall be well..”
She must have said that
sometimes through gritted teeth.
Surely she knew the moments
when fear gnaws at trust,
the future loses shape,
The courage that says
all shall be well
doesn’t mean feeling no fear,
but facing it, trusting
God will not let go.
All shall be well
doesn’t deny present experience
but roots it deep
in the faithfulness of God,
whose will and gift is life”.
The courage that says
all shall be well
doesn’t mean feeling no fear,
but facing it, trusting
God will not let go.
 All shall be well
doesn’t deny present experience
but roots it deep
in the faithfulness of God,
whose will and gift is life”.
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