Saturday, March 7, 2015

Writing to God: Day 16

Hosea 6: 1-3
Recycling - A prayer for salvation

There is always something to do, God.

A never-ending list of things-to-do, it seems.  Work that must get done.  Clutter that must be picked up and put away into the boxes of our homes and our minds.  Dirt wiped clean from dusty tables and muddy floors.  Dishes to wash and laundry to fold and put away - only to wear, and wash, and dry, and fold, and put away again.  (Although sometimes, we admit, that 'folding' part gets skipped.  Okay maybe lots of times).  There is always another mouth to feed, another book to read.

There is always something to do, God.  A phone call to make to that person I've been meaning to call.  A note you need to send to a friend.  A thoughtful article to write or a meeting to attend.  There is always a lesson that needs teaching; notes that need taking; flights to book for seminars and conferences and vacations (vacations - what? what are those?) There is always something to do.

And so, when life becomes one long list of chores that feel mundane and never-ending….when our days drag on with no pause to reflect or rest…when moments blend into the next and we lose sight of what day it is (or week, or month, or year…)…….
…… Refresh us.  Refocus us.  Remind us, O God.

That every day - everywhere - for everyone - you do something new.

All the time - in all places - for all of us - are hints of your resurrection.

Life can come alive for us if we let it.
Help me, Lord, to see the world (to see my life) differently today.

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