God & Pivoting

Someone on social media today–I don’t remember who or where, said that she is super sick of the word pivot. That in the grand variety of our language, that we only use pivot.

I, too am sick of the word pivot and the pivoting itself.

God, let’s talk about how it is that you don’t need to Pivot! Because it’s amazing.

You exist in these sketchy, hard, uncertain thin places.

You already know who you are. And you remain you even as you exist in the mystery.

You don’t need to pivot, because you embody the liminal God. You exist in the in-betweens.

The gray areas are God.

The sun and the rain together (rainbows anyone?) are God.

You are in the the thin, thin air between the mountain and the sky. The squishy ground where the sand changes from shore to ocean, the moments of complete indecision–Lord, God, this is where you dwell.

So while summer is letting go into fall, while we hover over the places that are between rebuilding and destruction, while we wait between illness and health, and while we in the United States are in the already and not yet of election but not yet elected, God you are here.

You are in the grays.

Thank God you don’t need to pivot.

And if when we need to, help us.

And we don’t, when we need to spend time in the in-between, remind us that this is where you dwell, we pray.

Image: https://www.saqa.com/art/browse-collection/thin-places

Amen.

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Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant for 7 years, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times. "Hallows, not Horcruxes" Harry Potter

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