The point of life has been no different since the beginning,
the thin golden thread through the chaos,
the dimly lit path through the valley,
the presence in the night:
to trust the Giver of Life in the darkness,
to trust the goodness buried in the terrible moment,
in every awful passage, every unwanted ending,
to receive the love that is given, drawn from the dawn
of creation shining in the Creator’s eyes.
The Earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,
the world and all who dwell in it,
for the Lord on the seas did found it,
and on the torrents set it firm.
(Psalm 24: 1-2)