I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my spirit upon your descendants, and my blessing on your offspring. (Isaiah 44.3)
Rain after drought, news of an effective vaccine after months of unrelenting viral infection – hope! Thanks be to God for the gifts given to scientists, for the powers of healing and growth embedded in the divine creation. Thanks be for visionary prophets and poets who can help us look out and up from the situation of the moment in faith and hope.