Remembering, O Light, that your sign of mercy is my sign of trust,
from horizon to horizon, sunrise to sunset, mountains to seas.
Taking a deep breath in, letting trust reach down to my toes.
Remembering, O Life, that your time of patience is my time of wilderness
through tumult and transgressions, and at last into the care of angels.
Releasing a long exhale, reaching wide for the nearness of angels.
Remembering, O Love, that your torn heavens are my torn heart,
breaking logic and sense and explanation for a moment of delight.
Receiving the fragments of heaven, shaking loose the need for repair.
Be generous with signs in the wilderness
and mercies in the morning, O Promise,
until remembering is a steady blessing
that flows like a wide river toward peace.
on the Revised Common Lectionary texts
The Rev. Rachel G. Hackenberg‘s book with Martha Spong, Denial Is My Spiritual Practice (and Other Failures of Faith), searches for faith through life’s trials. Rachel has also written Writing to God, a popular Lenten devotional, and other books.
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