Monday, March 23, 2009

Lent Day 23: Spinning

Spinning, a lot, and not like a top, either. Not as smooth or picturesque.

Yesterday afternoon as we lay curled together, Beloved said, I wish you weren't doing this kicking and screaming.

I don't think I'm kicking and screaming. But maybe I am, a little.

A fragment of this morning's psalm (37):

3 Trust in the Lord and be doing good;
dwell in the land and be nourished with truth.
4 Let your delight be in the Lord
and he will give you your heart’s desire.
5 Commit your way to the Lord and put your trust in him,
and he will bring it to pass.
6 He will make your righteousness as clear as the light
and your just dealing as the noonday.

There's lots more, but much of it is about the evildoers getting theirs, and that's not... precisely the way I'd like to be going with this. But I do appreciate hearing, let your delight be in the Lord, and God will give you your heart's desire. Commit your way to Adonai, and your heart's desire will come to pass.

How did you know? I want to ask. How did you know, that's exactly what I need to hear today? That you will bring it to pass. Please. Do.

This song came up on my daughter's shuffle this morning. It's long. Don't feel compelled to watch it. Do what I did. Be making coffee, or stirring your cereal. Don't pay attention. Let it sneak in.


Just me said...

I sent my Dad an email this morning telling him about Clare and I. Email may not be the best way - but a context for such a personal conversation rarely comes up on the phone. I nearly told him when he met her and in response to finding out she was separated said what a waste - missed opportunity! He likes her so much I pray he will not change - let me down - hurt her. I respect and admire my Dad so if I was a betting girl I would say it will be fine. It's just fathers and their daughters are a bit like congregations and their pastors they tend to put them on pedestals and therefore there is further to fall. But I like you feel it is harder and harder that the ones I love don't know about the one I love. Pedestal or know God is good and his love endures for ever. So if I was a betting girl... I'd say both you and I will come through coming out having grown in our understanding of God's love.

Joolie said...

Psalm 37 has also resonated for me this lent.