Meditation for Advent: Day 19

Meditation for Advent: Day 19

“For as the earth brings forth its shoots, as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up.  So the Sovereign God will cause righteousness and praise to spring up before all the nations.  Isaiah 61:11


Good New Coming

Earth teach me stillness

as the grasses are stilled with light.

Earth teach me suffering

as old stones suffer with memory.

Earth teach me humility

as blossoms are humble with beginning.

Earth teach me caring

as the mother who secures her young.

Earth teach me courage

as the tree which stands all alone.

Earth teach me limitation

as the ant which crawls on the ground.

Earth teach me freedom

as the eagle which soars in the sky.

Earth teach me resignation

as the leaves which die in the fall.

Earth teach me regeneration

as the seed which rises in the spring.

Earth teach me to forget myself

as melted snow forgets its life.

Earth teach me to remember kindness

as dry fields weep with rain.


~Ute Prayer