The effort

Livia shows up. I see her. She sees me.

It has been a year of brokenness and exhaustion.

Sometimes we can’t articulate with all the words the darkness we felt.

But in it, there was a light. Steady. Bright.

Why did you come? Why are you going? What’s here to do? What’s there to do?

We travel far for friendship. We accept the love. We rest together for a while.

We give what we have. God multiplies.

There are seasons and seasons. Sometimes we are too tired to even whisper.

Other times we are caught up in busy body work

A muddled light. But it is still daytime.

We don’t have to say yes to every invitation

But when we give our word we keep it

and we show up when we say we will. So help us God.