Here is a promise. At times we may do our best to amend our lives, to lend a hand, to do our part in being God’s presence of love in this world and not see any positive outcome. Yet rain cannot fall from the sky without watering the soil. Likewise we are told, we cannot respond to God’s whispered summons in our lives without also making a change, even if it is but one ripple building up into a hurricane change later… where it is years until the impact is seen. Let’s not give up hope but continue even when the outcome is uncertain and unseen.