1. God is unchanging.
We can depend on Him to be the Same perfect Goodness, Kindness, Justice, and Majesty: yesterday, today, and forever. Big enough. Intimate enough. Dependable.
2. God loves us.
He draws us into his Story because he desires the best for us. No one wants our wholeness more than He does. His part is finished; our choices determine how we receive His provisions.
3. God surrounds us.
He knows what's coming and does not leave us alone or untended. He prepares us with grace, relationships, and resources so we thrive, close to Him ... no matter what this day holds.
I've just said goodbye to a group of women I love and admire. Through them, God has made himself known to me. They have been the voices, hands, and feet of God. Though we'll be apart, I look forward to hearing and reading about their adventures of life and faith.
May the unchanging, loving God surround them - and you - as the days unfold. I pray this blessing for those we leave behind and those we move toward:
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you.
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, ad give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26 RSV