Tuesday, March 23, 2021
An excerpt from Isaiah 44:8 (NRSV):
Do not fear, or be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? You are my witnesses! Is there any god besides me? There is no other rock; I know not one.
Reflection from Keanon Kyles:
Finishing my academic studies on top; I was certain I would jump right into the opera world accepting lead roles across the globe. I ended up not having any offers and accepting a janitorial position at ABC 7 News. I was so frustrated with God and asked him often, “how did I get here?” It wasn’t until I silenced my anger, embarrassment, and ego and allowed my heart to be still and listen to God’s voice that doors started opening for me. Performance opportunities started to roll in to the point where I had no other choice but to quit my janitorial position. In my silence no one but God elevated me, in fact, no one could elevate me like he did. God was cleaning the path and polishing the doors to be opened for me while I too was cleaning offices night after night. We often are so anxious to do and want what our flesh desires that we forget about our spirit. When we rely on our flesh to coddle our emotions we are met with fear and anxiety when things don’t go as planned. However, when we rely on God to coddle our emotions and every move we will always stand tall – even when things look dark. God will always help you see the light.
Keanon Kyle making his debut at Carnegie Hall
“Tonight Eternity Alone is Near”
Text: Thomas S. Jones, music: René Clausen
“Tonight, eternity alone is near.
The sunset, and the darkening blue.
There is no space for fear:
Only the wonder of his truth.”
Tags: Lent 2021