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You Are Still Beloved

April 5, 2020 by Sharon Seyfarth Garner

Even in these times of uncertainty, God is still with us and we are still beloved.

Still

be still and know that I am God

still

even during a pandemic

still

even through social distance

still

even from under a hazmat suit

still

even when the future is uncertain

still

even with politicians seeking wisdom

still

even in long lines at the grocery stores

still

even amidst the anxious, lonely, and afraid

still

even after canceled shows, weddings, and classes

still

even alongside exhausted doctors, nurses, and parents

still

even among those who are hungry, naked, or imprisoned

still

I am still God

you are still beloved

be still

and know


Sharon Seyfarth Garner is the author of Praying with Mandalas: A Colorful, Contemplative Practice. Her book is also available as an eCourse.

Praying as you color, or contemplative coloring, is a great practice for calming anxious minds during times like these. Download a free, printable mandala here. Take out your crayons or colored pencils and enjoy some quiet time with God as you color.


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