Birth day

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.

Dear, she whose womb is dark but for the stars and moon has labored hard to bring you into the new life.

           Come, let us hold you.

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How can you possibly know how beautiful you are, how joyfully awaited, how beloved?

           All you need to know is how            it calms you to be held.

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Your deepest wisdom trusts that you can't know the unseen world that encircles you so close, so wide, any better than a newborn.

           Just breathe in, breathe out,            open your eyes.

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You have a great life within you not of your own making, whole and gifted and destined for love.

           Give birth to it,            or it will kill you both.

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Hold a newborn grandchild in your arms: no requirements or expectations, just love, delight and wonder.

           Now you have a glimpse            of how God feels.

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All that you have been through is a birth canal. There is always someone waiting for you.

           Happy birth day.

_____________ Prayers of rejoicing and bidding God's grace for Tanner Michael Holmes, born late Sunday night, and all those who enter the new life.

Deep Blessings Pastor Steve ______________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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