329. Every April, God rewrites the Book of Genesis. ~Author Unknown

That God once loved a garden
we learn in holy writ.
And seeing gardens in the Spring
I well can credit it.
~Winifred Mary Letts

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There’s just something very reassuring about springtime, isn’t there? It tells us that what God put in place is still in place and that renewal is as much a part of life as anything else.  Death may be undeniable, but so is life.

Come rain and speak of rivers and seas and holy healing waters.
Rise sun and speak of nurturing warmth and holy grace.
Blossom flower and speak of beauty and holy mysteries.
Hum bee and speak of faithful and ordained holy purpose.
Sing bird and speak of joy and grateful thanksgiving.
Beat heart and speak of pulsing rhythms and coursing holiness.
Move breath and speak of God within and holy beginnings.
Walk feet and speak of the road to Emmaus and holy encounters.
Twinkle stars and speak of the void filled by God’s holy, life-giving hands.
Speak silence of the Ancient of Days who’s waiting to be heard.
Shine light, drive darkness away, and speak of Christ’s redemptive work.
Come love and speak of peace and sacred surrender.

Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. ~Psalm 85:11 ✝

Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! You have captured me with grace and I’m caught in Your infinite embrace!

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18 thoughts on “329. Every April, God rewrites the Book of Genesis. ~Author Unknown

  1. Beautiful.
    I have such a true affinity for sheep. Perhaps because I feel often most like a sheep–sometimes lost, sometimes found.
    here is a painting i did attached to one of my favorite prayers from the Book of Common on an old post… Prayerhttp://cookiecrumbstoliveby.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/i-am-but-a-lost-sheep/

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    • I found this one on the internet and just loved it. So I’ve been saving it for an appropriate post with which to use it. I couldn’t open your link above, but I will go to your blog and look for that post in your archives. I too often feel like a sheep for the same reasons as well as being a black sheep of the family. Hope you’ve had a good day. Hugs, Natalie 🙂

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      • I think it’s from March 15, 2013—I had done the painting when I was still teaching as I would work on little projects as the kids would work.
        The prayer always struck a deep chord in me—even as a little girl as the Cathedral’s packed congregation would recite the prayer as part of the Rite I service. . .
        The Book of Common Prayer has some truly beautiful written language.

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  2. “Come rain and speak of rivers and seas and holy healing waters.
    Rise sun and speak of nurturing warmth and holy grace.
    Blossom flower and speak of beauty and holy mysteries.
    Hum bee and speak of faithful and ordained holy purpose.
    Sing bird and speak of joy and grateful thanksgiving.
    Beat heart and speak of pulsing rhythms and coursing holiness.
    Move breath and speak of God within and holy beginnings.
    Walk feet and speak of the road to Emmaus and holy encounters.
    Twinkle stars and speak of the void filled by God’s holy, life-giving hands.
    Speak silence of the Ancient of Days who’s waiting to be heard.
    Shine light, drive darkness away, and speak of Christ’s redemptive work.
    Come love and speak of peace and sacred surrender”

    I messed it up copying and pasting.

    I can’t get over how beautiful and God magnifying that is.

    Blessings,
    Theresa

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