Seems to me I am picking up a word from the Lord: Be not afraid. It's there -- as if we might miss it -- be not afraid. So then I guess maybe that's a good place to begin. We've got to shake the fear that is so natural for this time.
In spite of such pain we honor you as the God and guide who has enabled us to endure what we thought was impossible. Thank you for your sovereign grace that guides us beyond one moment of terror to a collective destiny beyond that moment.