Updated: Nov 14, 2020
My prayer to YHWH this morning was, “God I trust you, but I must admit I’m concerned with all that’s going on.”
Please don’t flip me the religious rhetoric that if I trust HIM, I should not be concerned. Thankfully, I am one of the beings HE created, so HE totally understands the complexity of my thoughts. He can handle the fact that I trust HIM, but I’m afraid. Anywho…
So, I awoke this morning with what is becoming the usual, persistent weight of the world. There is so much going on that it’s hard to be in the world and not of it, especially in this country which has for centuries touted a certain "greatness," that appears to be not so great.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Notorious RBG, died this past Friday night. She was a supreme court judge and one who stood for justice for all. She carried a lot of weight and was instrumental in bringing equal liberties for women and any other being that did not fit into the white patriarchy. She performed her duties justly, not perfectly, but justly.
The year has held its losses. It’s a scary time. Our constitutional rights and liberties are on the line and many of our seasoned voices of justice, truth and equality have gone on into the ancestral lineup. We’ve lost some good souls, John Lewis, Elijah Cummings(2019), Chadwick Boseman, C.T. Vivian, and this only names a few.
So, tractor girl awoke with that heaviness. The heaviness of what is going to happen to those who don’t line up with the idea of what authoritative figures of power deem as acceptable. I’m not white, nor a male, nor am I rich. What will happen to the likes of me?
I am thankful for my faith in God, for it grounds me and brings me back to center. The Spirit led me to the story of Elisha and his servant in 2 Kings chapter six. Elisha was informing the king of Israel of the plans of attack from the king of Aram. Each plan of attack of the Arameans was interecepted because God revealed the plans to Elisha. Elisha would then alert the king of Israel. When the king of Aram found out it was Elisha who thwarted his planned attacks, he made plans to attack Elisha. The Arameans surrounded Elisha, and his servant was o