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asingingbirdPerhaps because I had left my window open last night, I was awakened early by the wild chorus of birds outside. I was somewhat grateful because I believe I saw the only patch of blue sky for this day where once again rain is predicted – 100%! The sky is gray now and the birds have completed their concert, but I continue to hear strains of Beethoven playing inside with the lyrics of Joyful, joyful we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love. Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above…

In the stillness outside, the movement inside continues as I turn to the Scriptures where I find the beautifully engaging Psalm 42 urging me on like Beethoven toward a deeper place. As the deer longs for running streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Athirst is my soul for God, the living God…

And then the question of the day arises from the psalm: When shall I go and behold the face of God? The answer today is quick and clear: At every moment in everyone I encounter – if only I can stay awake! As the clock turns to 7:00AM, I know for certain  my task for the day. And so it begins!

 

 

 

 

 

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