Friday, July 03, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Matthew 6:26-29

Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.

In the moment

Here and now
is the secret, this …
moment, this tree,
this squirrel, this
diamond blue sky,
this cardinal, brilliant
and red calling his
singular cry over
this patio here and now.

Eternal moments,
each … a wonder
never to come again
quite the same.
Each … followed
by another equally
unique, precious.
Each … to be received
with gratitude with
sure and certain hope
that fullness of heart
for which we long is
here and now, found
in savoring what is,
releasing what may be
lest the grace of this day,
of what is, be lost
in longing or fear
of what is not come.

And what is ... in each
moment is the place,
the only place, our hearts
find life, the filling
of body and soul,
the upsurge of air
and energy, wind
of life lifting us into
the ecstasy of knowing
truly the joy which is
and can be ours … only
in the moment, savoring
what is that the here
and now may fill us once
more with the love
that alone fills the empty
spaces with startled
gratitude for life and love
beyond expectation,
received fresh and new
as each dawn, a day
clothed in the Love
who is the hope of each
here and now.

Pr. David L. Miller

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