Creator of all,
I thank you for the beauty of your Creation:
The mosquitos in my yard,
The poison ivy along the fence,
The sunlight shining on the weeds in my garden,
Yes, even the weeds.
Thank you for providing for me
In this green space
A reminder of your abundant love
That nurtures the wheat and sifts out the chaff,
That teaches me to be discerning
But allows room for all,
That asks for diligence.
In the light of your welcome and compassion,
I see the beauty of weeds,
And the hospitality of your Grace.
Rev. Deborah Vaughn, BCC, is a chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists. She lives with her spouse of many years in Maryland and currently serves as a hospice chaplain and in providing pulpit supply. She is a herder of cats, and remains a die-hard Ohio State fan. You can find more of her writing at An Unfinished Symphony.
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