Uyo Jummai Ani (Kiev, Ukraine)
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[God’s] lamp shone over my head, and by his light I walked through darkness. - Job 29:3 (NRSV)
Where I live, we have frequent blackouts, so it’s usually wise to carry a flashlight when it’s dark just in case the power goes out.
Early one morning I was going to the bathroom and forgot to take my flashlight with me. But I remembered that my mother saw me...
"When I became a parent, I struggled to find God within the chaotic world where I now lived. I was used to contemplative prayer, to silence and service and listening for God’s still, small voice in quiet, hidden spaces. Suddenly none of my life felt quiet or hidden – it was all loud, messy, and exposed." Discover more.