In 2018 Sara and I took a "side-trip" to where, for me, the history of the Moravian Church merged with the "modern world". We took a train from Copenhagen to the Danish castle where King Christian VI was crowned in 1731.
At that coronation, in this room, the dream of establishing foreign protestant missions became a reality for Count Zinzendorf, leader of the renewed Unitas Fratrum. Read more about these thoughts in my Spotlight Blog, to be published by Moravian Board for Cooperative Ministries on election day, November 3.
This is the weekend, nearly 300 years later, when citizens of the United States return to the polls to vote for the next episode of the our nation's history and to confirm the legacy of what it's citizens believe. I feel history and destiny is strangely connected by our civic duty often influenced by how each individual interprets messages heard and scenes witnessed.
In a democracy, no matter how flawed, we all still have a responsibility to influence our future and the destiny of our children. VOTE your conscience!
Lifting up your concern for others may or may not be something to which the reader of this post usually gives time. But, if you find yourself unsettled by recent "headlines", let me suggest this might be just the time when a conversation with God, or personal meditation, or simply good thoughts directed toward a person or a nation or an event might be calming.
This came to mind when finalizing my Spotlight Blog for the Moravian Board of Cooperative Ministries. It represents a time in the early 1700s when a 14 year-old girl provided leadership to an emerging Reformation Church. Prayer offered peace, calm and direction.
If this interests you, please google my Spotlight Blog on October 6.
If not, I'd still suggest devoting some time to sit down each day, alone or with others who share similar concerns, and let the power of prayer unfold and envelope.