Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
like the torrents in the southern desert.
Those who sow in tears
shall reap rejoicing.
Since I’ve become a mother, Advent and Christmas time have been renewed for me. All the magic is back! I’ve also sensed a deeper renewal of hope and love. I want a bright future for my two boys as well as all children, and I know God does too. Even as the world, our country, and our churches pass through these turbulent times, the emotions of my prayers reflect today’s psalm verses, “restore our fortunes, O LORD!” Deep down, I do trust that God will lead us to something new, something better, but right now, it does seem we “sow in tears.”
I have faith that we will “reap rejoicing.” Until then, I sense that God is calling me to partner with God in the birthing of ever-deeper hope and love. These are the “torrents” our parched desert of a world desperately needs.
~ Jessica Pinter