March Toward The Light
Updated: Jul 24
June 10, 2020
Heartbreak and anger have definitely been on the menu this week again. I’ve been told when I have such negative feelings, I should sit with them and feel them in order to get through them. Now that is a hard pill to swallow. My human nature is to run away from such feelings. I have learned that this does not work. I have learned that feeling my emotions, although painful, will lead to a path of healing. For me, that healing path can be prayer, meditation, journaling, talking to others, and listening to music. When I came to Penn Wynne, I was in a very dark place, but when I heard the contemporary praise music, I was immediately lifted up and I was able to feel hope for the first time in a two years. As a result, I have continued to listen to this type of music on K-Love (106.9), a Christian contemporary music station, whenever I am driving in order to be reminded of God’s love no matter what the circumstances are. Today, after not driving much in the last three months and therefore not listening to my healing music, I was driving to an appointment when I heard Lauren Daigle’s song "Rescue", and I couldn’t help but think how these words not only apply to George Floyd and all those he represents, but to our nation. George Floyd died, but while he was dying, I believe that God rescued him from more abuse and in the end made him an angel. George Floyd is now a part of God’s army that is being sent out in the middle of our darkest night to rescue our country.
"Rescue" by Lauren Daigle
You are not hidden There's never been a moment You were forgotten You are not hopeless Though you have been broken Your innocence stolen I hear you whisper underneath your breath I hear your SOS Your SOS I will send out an army To find you in the middle of the darkest night It's true, I will rescue you There is no distance That cannot be covered Over and over You're not defenseless I'll be your shelter I'll be your armor I hear you whisper underneath your breath I hear your SOS, your SOS I will send out an army To find You in the middle of the darkest night It's true, I will rescue you And I will never stop marching To reach you in the middle of the hardest fight It's true, I will rescue you I hear the whisper underneath your breath I hear you whisper you have nothing left I will send out an army To find you in the middle of the darkest night It's true, I will rescue you And I will never stop marching To reach you in the middle of the hardest fight It's true, I will rescue you Oh, I will rescue you
I don’t think it was an accident that I heard this song today on Wednesday, which is the day of the week I set aside to write these letters.
May we march on toward the light no matter how dark the place is where our hearts reside.
With love and peace,