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God, beyond our dreams, you have stirred in us a mem'ry;
You have placed your pow'rful spirit in the hearts of humankind.
All around us we have known you, all creation lives to hold you.
In our living and our dying we are bringing you to birth.
--Bernadette Farrell ("God Beyond All Names")
Scripture begins and ends (in the Books of Genesis and Revelation) with references to the Tree of Life. Like “Bookend Sentinels” this reference invites inquiry and contemplation, meditation and even, perhaps, our prayers.
Lord, your creation constantly speaks of your glory and your majesty, though we so often simply do not see. Please help us with this blindness....Remind us of what You have done (and what You are doing) in and through creation and in our lives as You call to us and draw us to yourself. Father, place your seed within us......
"He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed."
(1Peter 2: 24)