May 2nd, 2020 Daily Devotional

May 2nd, 2020 Daily Devotional:

Tomorrow we will share the Lord's Supper in worship. For today's devotion,

a poem about coming to the table by Mary Oliver--a poem that is also a

prayer.

(I love and long for her rejoicing eyes and joyful feet and prancing heart...all

of her running to get close to God!)

COMING TO GOD: FIRST DAYS (MARY OLIVER)

Lord, what shall I do that I

can't quiet myself?

Here is the bread, and

here is the cup,

I can't quiet myself.

To enter the language of transformation!

To learn the importance of stillness,

with one's hands folded!

When will my eyes of rejoicing turn peaceful?

When will my joyful feet grow still?

When will my heart stop it's prancing

as over the summer grass?

Lord, I would run for you, loving the miles for your sake.

I would climb the highest tree

to be that much closer.

Lord, I will also learn to kneel down

into the world of the invisible,

the inscrutable and the everlasting.

Then I will move no more than the leaves of a tree

on a day of no wind,

bathed in light,

like the wanderer who has come at last,

and kneels in peace, done with all unnecessary things:

even motion, even words.

Amen.

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