If only we knew

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.                     Last night a lunar eclipse reddened, deepened, said its prayers above our heads, shared its vision of darkness

and light, movement and embrace, of roundness, withdrawal and return, the grace of shadowed loveliness, a hymn of mystery chanted soft.

We stood in awe on our porch, necks craned, while I'm sure many slept or partied or did dishes or stared at TVs, unaware.

If only someone had told them, some TV host, “Go outside,” some crazy neighbor, “You're missing beauty.”

But no one told them. They snacked, or tinkered. They went to bed believing in a world without such marvels.

Grace moves in shadows, and wonders are given that we would see if only we knew to look.

This is why we study and pray: to know of the work of God, unseen. To know to look. To be ready to see.

Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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