We have been crossing a great desert. It is daunting and we must do it together. We can sense the Promised Land before us now, but what will it be?
As we continue through this journey, it is tempting to focus on the negative.  These are real issues and we don’t need to pretend they don’t exist.  We can acknowledge our pain and suffering.  But, let us not get too bogged down in this, that we fail to recognize the blessings God is at this moment pouring upon us