Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Today’s text

Psalm 80:7

Restore us, O God of hosts;
   let your face shine, that we may be saved. 


Too much time is spent
in darkness, not knowing,
not feeling, not overwhelmed
by this love that never turns away.

I know … you are always
turned toward us, never
looking away, but the
weight of earth’s sadness
clouds the heart and shadows
the eyes so they cannot see
and do not glisten with tears
Knowing …

I savor those tears; they
are gift in my soul, light
in my eyes and heart, death
of every sadness, love
of every moment, blessing
everything and everyone
who happens by; alive,
in the circle of  Your vision,
at the center of your sight,
alive, alive, alive, finally,
born anew, saved.

Autumn sun on patio bricks,
warm under foot, the heat
of summer gone, leaves
raining from the river birch
blanketing the earth in the
wealth of summer, a carpet
of gold and brown, a world
alive and golden, kissed
by light from the Source
of every light, inviting the
heart to sit in quiet warm,
held in the Light that never
turns away  …and know.

Light is everywhere, it
seems, rays of life present
inviting our presence that
we might sit for a moment
and let it do its saving work.

Pr. David L. Miller

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