Dawn breaks forth from darkness,
from what was.
It teases and beckons,
a pied piper of melody and fractured notes,
dancing into what lies ahead.
We give thanks for the path behind,
rejoice in its blessings,
grieve its piercings,
and lift our eyes to what calls us forth.
Love, tenderness, yearning
soak the ground onto which we will step,
or sag, or leap, or drop;
arms embrace, hearts expand, hands hold
against the furor and chaos beyond.
This breaking day we sing as one,
sigh as one,
rest in silence as one beating heart of believing
that all is being made new.
Bless the One who makes things new.
Bless us all.
Anne Fraley is rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in South Windsor, CT. A life-long dog-lover, she escapes the demands of parish life volunteering for animal rescue groups. She occasionally succeeds at reviving her blog at reverent irreverence.
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