Peace for your Path...

"peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." (unknown)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron

“and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love.” – Ephesians 3: 17-19

A few winters ago, I was sitting on our lanai sipping my morning coffee when the most majestic Great Blue Heron glided past me to land gracefully at the water’s edge. I was immediately overcome by the metaphor of Christ’s own dramatic descent to earth to dwell among us. I trembled with the realization that the mighty Son of God temporarily relinquished his power over the heavens to humbly land on frail human legs so that I might begin to comprehend the true meaning of Love...

Silent Heron Herald glides,
steel-blue wings extend -
on willow-wisp legs.

( I just found this image on this lovely website:

Loving Father, Jesus, Spirit, thank you for the ways you speak deeply into my heart through the mystery of your Creation. Thank you for opening my eyes to the beauty of your natural Love. Amen

Robin Bradley Hansel

(Special thanks to First Pres of NPB for including my poetry and reflection in their Advent Devotional again this year).

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