In the soaring romantic tale that is Song of Songs, a lover wanders
daydreaming through an orchard and is surprised -- in actuality? in
imagination? -- by the appearance of her beloved. "I went down to the
nut orchard, to look at the blossoms of the valley, to see whether the
vines had budded, whether the pomegranates were in bloom. Before I was
aware, my fancy set me in a chariot beside my prince." (6:11-12, NRSV)
Friends, pause to daydream today ... and in your marveling, let God surprise and amaze you. Then pick up a pen and write a prayer of thanksgiving.
Good morning, God
Today there are two!
Initially there was spitting and fussing
But now they dine together in peace.
Tails on guard !
but in peace.
The cedar tree greens more each day, and birds sing.
In a world, a country, a home of disagreement and predicted crisis...
there can be peace,
even as with these two.
When they disagree, they agree to do it
and move on.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.