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Updated: Nov 3, 2021

Message for worship at West Richmond Friends Meeting, 9th of Sixth Month, 2019

Speaker: Welling Hall

Scripture: Psalm 34:4, NRSV

I sought out Our God and God heard me.

God rescued me from my fears.

Once upon a time, a few years ago, in an Arboretum far, far away, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, I got lost. Seriously lost. Dangerously lost. Here is my story.

I was at a conference that had just ended. For reasons I can no longer recall, I had driven separately from my colleagues who departed earlier together in a different car. I had some hours to spare before returning home and made a last minute decision to visit the university’s Arboretum. It was a hot, hot day in June, and, because it was