Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Reminder

Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us
that though we live in the shadow of death
the shades of mourning
and the specter of desolation

There is life when we
give birth to new ideas
when we plant hope with the expectation of spiritual rain

There is life when we
heal the wounds of misunderstanding and bitterness
when we build a fellowship of faith
when we encourage the old and inspire the young

There is life when we
Laugh out loud
when we proclaim You the Lord of the dancing, swirling universe

There is life when we
embrace new friends and old enemies
when we search for truth

There is life when we
keep praying, no matter what
when we give hope to the poor

There is life when we
speak out against cruelty and injustice
when we love
when we make peace.

Remind us often, Lord
You are the Lord of Life.