Never alone

Jesus too was in the wilderness,
he too knows well our pain,
at not seeing loved ones,
not able to hug
as from that we need to refrain,
to keep our distance,
well physically at least,
but spiritually we can join as one
in prayer and thoughtful reflection
as before the Lord we still come
helping to ease our separation.

Know that our saviour is with us still,
by his grace and by keeping our faith,
we know his presence is near
as we feel the love from one to another
we have no need to fear.
So, as we continue to stay in our homes
taking patiently, one day at a time,
I pray that you are finding the strength you need
from the promise: you are never alone.

Anne Parlby, May 2020.