I spent yesterday in Rainbow.
I sat with my husband and my daughter who is living at the dead-end
of what I have come to call Resurrection Road.
She is re-learning the basics, and it is something to watch.
And that is what I do...I watch her, not as an impartial or casual observer
but like a husband watches his wife give birth.
There is very little I can do to help in the progress toward this new life emerging,
but my being there is paramount and my engagement is total.
I see her practicing her breathing lessons.
Practicing as she groans out the words with her life;
Repentance, Redemption, Restoration, Renewal.
I am a witness on her behalf.
This is what I see.
She is Radiant in hope,
Refreshed in her own value, dignity, and strength
Re-created in the goodness and mercy of God
She is Reaching out for Relationship,
Rejuvenated in mind and body and spirit,
Eager to make Reparation and Right her ways.
And I pray my R's - the basics that see me through each day
walking with her on Resurrection Road, in trinitarian form.
Rely on God. Reach out. Reconcile.