Fear Not

If you are anything like me, this election has been overwhelming. Confusion, uncertainty, frustration, and disappointment are just a few of the feelings I’ve experienced. How about you? 

A not-so-secret “secret” in the pastor world is that we often preach what we need to hear most. Today as I write this, these words from Isaiah are what I need to hear.   I hope they will be a helpful reminder for you as well in these trying times. 

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” 

-Isaiah 43:1b

Whoever you voted for does not change whose you are. God has claimed you as a child of God. And you are deeply loved. As we look to the future, I pray we will move forward acting and speaking in ways that share our loving identity. I pray politics will not keep us from continuing our work to care for our neighbors and God’s incredible creation. I pray that each of us would live into this identity of beloved child of God. 

Fear not! God is with us.

Pastor Dawn