For All The Saints
By Dominique Atchison
“For all the saints who from their labors rest,
who Thee by faith before the world confessed…”
-William Walsham How
This devotional is dedicated to all of the saints who have gone before us. Those who fought for justice and those whose legacy inspires us to fight on. During this All-Saints Day, we remember the saints, those who came before us in the faith. We also remember those who inspire our faith and our resolve to seek justice.
For all of my personal saints, the women of unwavering faith. For the grandmothers and church mothers. For Lueana, Gertrude, Nola and Bessie. For Helen and Edith. For Ms. Davis, Ms. Martin, Dr. Goodson, Minister Merryweather, Dr. Miller and all of the unnamed and unknown. You may not know these names, but if you know me, you know their influence. I proudly live in their legacy.
Take a moment to remember those whose influence makes you who you are. Remember those on whose shoulders you stand. Remember those who lived in daring ways, who gave you courage to stand strong in the face of injustice.
Today, we give thanks for all the saints.