Today is Good Friday, the day that cost God everything that we might gain all. In view of these mysteries, I posted some thoughts on God’s higher ways today at All the Church Ladies — a meditation in iambic tetrameter (because sometimes cadence lets the hard words whisper).
Today is also Earth Day. Outside my window I see potato plants in George’s garden, green leaves all aflutter in a frolicky wind, waving their joy for good fruit buried deep, waiting until the time is right for light to reveal hidden things — always, everywhere the edges of His ways if we only keep our eyes open. And how appropriate that today is also his birthday, this man who daily seeks to take up Good Friday’s cross and who gently loves this soil — stewardship of all Adam’s sons since the first potato plant danced in the garden.
Today also brings good gifts in the persons of three most loved ones, Luke, Sarah, and Naomi coming to celebrate the births of the father, the son, and this one (partying long-distance through skype) . . .
sweet Sparrow who turns one on Easter Sunday, when the dawn appears, the stone rolls away, and the Hallelujahs ring mightily throughout the land. Life, life, everywhere life!
Wishing you a wonder-full Good Friday filled with good gifts from the Always Good. This day that the Lord has made — oh, let us rejoice and be glad in it!