Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Gale force

Wednesday in the Third Week of Lent

Sing with joy to God our strength
and raise a loud shout to the God of Jacob.
Psalm 81:1

I wake in the early hours to the fierce wind encompassing the house in a mighty embrace.

It calls to me of joy and power and elation. I want to throw myself into the arms of the gale, to feel its strength and vivacity. I want to submit myself to its cleansing power and to feel myself uplifted and carried along by the surge of its purpose. I want to align myself with its frightening splendor.

I want to cast myself onto the mercy of God.