Sunrise Over Stillness / by Dave Hileman

This is a photo taken just after dawn on Saturday at Berry Hill Plantation near South Boston, Virginia. Waypoint held their Director's retreat here. Beyond the pond is the remaining wall from a home for the enslaved people on this plantation. There are several on the property. It was a substantial structure and housed at least two families. But do not think it was a good place to live or work. Even if treated well by comparable standards the work was long, hard and with no rewards. And you were not free. No dignity, no future, no value beyond economic. How different if the Scripture was understood instead of used as a blunt instrument to justify the unjust. 

O  lord, how long will you forget me? Forever?
How long will you look the other way?
How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,
with sorrow in my heart every day?
How long will my enemy have the upper hand?  Psalm 13:1,2 NLT