Sunflowers and Desire

Gratitude List:
1. “We do not have to live as though we are alone.”  –Wendell Berry
2. Sunflowers
3. Hospitality
4. Indigo: Though perhaps I only have an inkling of it, I think I am learning what it is
5. Changing Gears

May we walk in Beauty!

Here is a Psalm that I wrote, at my pastor’s request, for church last Sunday.  (It doesn’t look so elegant on the page here as it does in the original formatting, but I am too tired to figure out how to make it work in this processor):

Psalm: Desire

O God of Beauty,
God of Marvel,
God of Wonder,
the whole universe that you have made
is built upon desire:
the force that holds electrons in atomic orbit,
that keeps the planets in their dance around the sun,
and wheels the spiraled walk of galaxies
is that same force which holds us to the earth,
which pulls the tides up the beach and back,
and calls us from complacency
to yearn for something more.

Not only do we hunger for you, O God,
but you are the very force of our longing,
the Magnet which draws us ever outward
from the limiting walls of our own egos
to seek your face in all that surrounds us,
to seek your heart in the hearts of our neighbors,
to follow the pathway that leads us homeward.

Our yearning for you is an echo
of your own yearning for your children.

May we carry the knowledge within us,
deep in our cellular constellations,
pulled with the tides of our blood,
that our own deepest longings
are the echoes of your voice
calling us to you.

Draw us ever closer to your Center,
as the sun holds the planets in constant orbit,
as a mother draws her child to her heart,
that our longing may lead us always to you,
our Truest Home.

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