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Devotions from Tri-City ELCA Pastors – Pastor Tim Huff of Holy Trinity

Devotion for December 29, 2020 from Pastor Tim Huff of Holy Trinity:


by Brother David Steindalrast.

May you grow still enough to hear

   the small noises earth makes in preparing for the long sleep of winter,

      so that you yourself may grow calm and grounded deep within.

May you grow still enough to hear

   the trickling of water seeping into the ground,

      so that your soul may be softened and healed, guided in its flow.

 May you grow still enough to hear

   the splintering of starlight in the winter sky

      and the roar at earth’s fiery core.

 May you grow still enough to hear

   the stir of a single snowflake in the air

      so that your inner silence may turn into hushed expectation.

Peace….. the angel announced.

But peace is as much task as gift.

 Only if we become calm as earth,

   fluid as water, and blazing as fire

will we be able to rise to the task of peacemaking,

and the air will stir with the rush of wings of angels arriving to help us.

 This is why I wish you that great inner stillness

which alone allows us to speak, even today,

   without irony of “peace on earth” and without despair, to work for it. 

Blessings as we close 2020 and await 2021.

  • Christ the King Lutheran Church
  • Good Shepherd South Asian Ministry
  • Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

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