In an attempt to cheer myself up this morning as I listened to water flowing into the floor drain in our basement, I thought about the greening of the earth that will come when these gloomy rains depart. I found a haiku poem online that made me feel a bit better; maybe it will do the same for you as you look for the spring miracle of God's creation coming back to life:
splish splash, puddle bath!
raindrops march in spring parade -
wake up, sleepy earth
The Virginia Synod Assembly is coming up June 8-10 at Roanoke College. We need voting members from both congregations to attend; if you are interested, please let me know. It will be interesting to see the emphases of our new bishop in the first year of his call and to celebrate the ministries of our synod and wider church.
Behold then the sheep with the immaculate lamb, behold the faithful soul with Christ, who is glad of that love, who desires it so much that he is always famished and can never be sated by it, for too little does he find of that milk of love.
-Umilta of Faenza, thirteenth century