If only we knew

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
Last night a lunar eclipse
reddened, deepened,
said its prayers above our heads,
shared its vision of darkness

and light, movement and embrace,
of roundness, withdrawal and return,
the grace of shadowed loveliness,
a hymn of mystery chanted soft.

We stood in awe on our porch,
necks craned, while I’m sure many
slept or partied or did dishes
or stared at TVs, unaware.

If only someone had told them,
some TV host, “Go outside,”
some crazy neighbor,
“You’re missing beauty.”

But no one told them.
They snacked, or tinkered.
They went to bed believing
in a world without such marvels.

Grace moves in shadows,
and wonders are given
that we would see
if only we knew to look.

This is why we study and pray:
to know of the work of God,
unseen. To know to look.
To be ready to see.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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