Lamenting with you

While holding space for my own longing and grief this last week I’ve found myself also deeply aware of others lamenting in this season…
For the family of Duante Wright…
For the black community continually assaulted by racism and injustice in this country… 
For all those awaiting accountability for Derek Chauvin and the murder of George Floyd.. 
For the family of Adam Toledo…
For asian Americans and the injustice they’re enduring in this country…
For those fleeing their countries to the US borders hoping for a better life…
For friends who lost a baby last week… 
For friends remembering a sister lost to cancer…
For friends who lost a mother to cancer… 
For a friend whose daughter is right now dying of cancer… 
For couples struggling with infertility… 
For women who never got to fulfill their desires for a husband or children… 
For those waiting with longing to adopt… 
For birth mothers who make adoption plans for their beloved babies… 
For friends whose family members died by suicide… 
For friends whose marriages ended in divorce…
For beloved children whose families changed through divorce… 
For families separated by COVID…
Honestly the list goes on and on. Suffering is everywhere, the great equalizer. So many holding secret grief in their hearts; sadness, lament, unmet desires in their hearts. So I’m embracing our connectedness by holding space for all those suffering right now and am deeply grateful for a God who lovingly chooses solidarity with humanity’s anguish and pain.

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