Thursday, March 06, 2008

Hint, Hint

I woke up and saw the grass today
and found You waiting for me in the rustling pages
how You left Galilee behind and headed for Jerusalem (Mk 10:1)
a hint of spring with a patchwork of winter white
as You offered rest for the weary (Matthew 11:28-30)
buds spotting the trees with hope of friends chillin' in the shade
as You explained who our neighbor really is(Luke 10:25-37)
my little girl looked out the window and said "whoa, it is so spring!"
as You looked up and smiled at Your Dad (Luke 10:21-24)
a family of geese stopped by for a visit on their instinctual route
and You taught us the route of prayer (Luke 11:1-4)
new life sprouting it's way through a blanket of dead leaves
as You whispered a story of persistence (Luke 11:5-8)
and I knew
Easter is coming

"I have just thrown open the window on a glorious spring morning. A fresh breeze is stirring around the garden . . . All around, there is a sense of creation throwing of it's winter coverings and getting ready for an outburst of new life. All these are images early Christians used to describe just as strange as the story of Jesus, but just as real as their own lives." N.T. Wright, Simply Christian

"The signs are all around you, but even more the signs are all within you. Your soul is being pulled forward. You are being called to a God whose voice your ears have never heard." Erwan McManus, Soul Cravings

"At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, 'I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.' . . . Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, 'Blessed are the eyes that see what you see'." Luke 10: 21,23

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