Daily Worship

Wherever the river goes

March 13, 2018 0
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Image credit: A Singh

Ezekiel 47: 9

9 Wherever the river goes, every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish, once these waters reach there. It will become fresh; and everything will live where the river goes.

I was recently invited to participate in a blessing of the River Don for the local Angling Association. I learned a good bit about local fish and other river creatures while preparing. Rivers are extraordinary things. Arteries of life which connect land and sea. No wonder they make such a good metaphor. 

 

In the frozen heights the melt begins

What was fixed, stony, harsh, 

begins to loosen, to shimmer, to flow. 

 

Unfreeze our hearts, Lord

Fill us with your life-giving, 

love-finding vitality

 

That we might feel 

the transformation all around us, 

the transformation within us, 

as the freshness of the Spirit washes all our debris away. 

 

Amen.

Lent Legacy 2021 Action

Day Twenty Four

Leave a bunch of flowers on someone's doorstep.

Alternative - plant a bulb in memory of someone