The Empty Gap

Rev. Dr. Robert Carlson“Nothing can fill the gap when we are away from those we love, and it would be wrong to try and find anything. We must simply hold out and win through. That sounds very hard at first, but at the same time it is a great consolation, since leaving the gap unfilled preserves the bonds between us. It is nonsense to say that God fills the gap; He does not fill it, but keeps it empty so that our communion with another may be kept alive, even at the cost of pain.”

–Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters from Prison

Lord, grant me peace to trust that all are in Your gracious care.  Grant me hope, that I will know the joy of reunion. Grant me patience to wait, and courage to endure the waiting. Grant us all strength that none will grow weary. Amen.

In grace and peace,