On Sabbatical Today but will be back tomorrow: Welcoming God, I have been exiled before, far from home. At times, this world is an inhospitable and uninhabitable wilderness. You seem so far away. Your Word promises renewal and a welcome return: fear will cease; sightless eyes will see again; water will flow over the hardened desert floor; grass will grow green and tall. God, in your grace replenish our world. End all places of exile – those we live in and those we create for others. Return us to you, our fertile Home. Amen. God bless and God’s got this!