Things

Looking around
I see a world
of many, many things
Stones and cans and walls and junk
Trees and plants and flowers
Birds that fly
And fish that swim
And things that walk the earth
Then I think
But what am I?
This thing we call
A human?
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Lord, I’m made of the same stuff as all these things
Yet fashioned in your image.
A juxtapostion too hard to comprehend.
Help me to live worthily
Of all I’m called
To be.

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Beginnings and Endings

Abba, God, my Father, I gaze around as I walk and see the trees you made are wearing their late Summer green. A different green from Spring. You made so many greens.

This green reminds me that times are changing. Fruit is ripening. Nature preparing for the long night as Summer draws to a close.

Yet all around me people are preparing for a new start. A new term, a new class, school or college.

Beginnings and endings intrinsically interwoven; the very fabric of life.

Lord, the Beginning of all beginnings and End of all ends. You encompass all of life. Grant us now that awareness of your presence that inspires confidence to meet whatever the changing season brings our way.