April 4 Still Praising!

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Photo by Laura Jostes

Judges 17:1-18:31;  John 3:1-21;  Psalm 104:1-23;  Proverbs 14:20-21

“Bless the Lord, O my soul!

O Lord my God, you are very great!

You are clothed with splendor

and majesty

covering yourself with light

as with a garment

stretching out of the heavens like a tent.”

Psalm 104:1-4

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…and fluttering like a butterfly in the springtime breeze

past the lilac and dogwood,

sprouting from the earth

unfurling tender leaves

while roots slip deep

beneath the light.

 

“Bless the Lord, O my soul”

 

You have caused me to be born of

water and Spirit

and given me eyes to see and believe

that all creation has come

from your hands.

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Spirit gives birth to spirit.

Your light shines

brightly

and I do not shrink away

for my heart carries

the light of

your grace.

 

When one speaks evil against me

I hurl not back hurtful words,

I look with eyes of

compassion

on one

not yet reborn.

 

I hold lightly to

things

and what I do have

I share with those

who have not.

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Photo by Laura Jostes

Yes, I’m still praising- for you

are yet creating,

and loving,

and gracing.

 

Praise your Holy name!

In Jesus’ name,

Amen!

 

 

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