Monday, June 03, 2019

Planting Life

 I waited patiently for the Lord;
   he inclined to me and heard my cry. 

He put a new song in my mouth,
   a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
   and put their trust in the Lord.
 (Psalm 40:1,3)

Planting Life

Planting season is late this year. A chill spring and incessant rain discouraged putting seeds and new plants in ground, lest they rot or drown.

But, today, an irresistible desire to share in the miracle of life moves me toward my flower beds. I want to hold life in my hands, put it in the ground and see it grow. I want to nourish beauty to life … and feel it deep within myself.

I do not plant to decorate the earth but because I need to feel something new coming alive within me.

Today, I plant and hope, knowing a day will come when waves of exquisite beauty, like no other on earth, will delight my heart and beckon me beyond what I am. Colors and contours will lift me beyond the confines of what I have known and felt and believed, and I will become more beautifully alive.

On that day, and there will be many, my heart will sing for joy at the wonder of life that awakens Life in me. And I will know you and love you and know that there is no separation between me and you, Holy One.

For it is not I who plant this day, but you, my Lord. You sow seeds of your own blessed life in me that will awaken a song of your love in my heart, a song that you give to me, alone, that I may sing the particular blessing for which you fashioned me.

This is what I want in all that comes, a new song, a new way of being and seeing and loving and blessing that whatever comes, I may feel you singing your song of Love through the life you have given me. 

Pr. David L. Miller