I Will Lift Up My Eyes

Another early winter morning
puffy white clouds racing overhead
I imagine dogs, fish, a dinosaur, funny faces;
every few minutes a new newsreel
of circus enjoyment.
How does God do it 
all around the globe
keeping the sky amusements
for Earth’s inhabitants.
If I had that responsibility
I wouldn’t sleep at night; 
I would stay up 
about the next morning’s show;
and to complicate matters, its always morning somewhere;
the curtain never drops.
But He does that
and so much more.
He watches over the young mother holding her newborn 
for the first time;
the squirrels swaying in treetop in their leafy nest;
and even, to the tern standing on ice in Antarctica
He gives a gentle nudge,
to head to northern nesting grounds in Canada;
long before any hope of Spring.
And then, with a little brush of His breath
He wakes me from a winter sleep into joyful imaginings.
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About Blue Heron

My wife and I became members of the Community in 1975. We had come to the Community prior to that time on various retreats from our church in Connecticut. I landed an elementary teaching career in 1976 and taught in that same school until 1999. We raised two sons (now married) who are both now professed members of the Community. We have three grandchildren and three granddogs. I continue to work in the public school teaching science on a part time basis, and also serve as advisor and part time teacher for a group of parents who homeschool in the Community. My wife works as a dental assistant. Life in the Community has expanded my borders far beyond what I would have imagined. Over the years I have sung with the choir, participated in Gregorian Chant, served as chalice bearer, made stained glass, been part of a writing group, built sets for Gilbert and Sullivan productions and sung in them. The list goes on. I cannot think of a better environment to raise a child. And I cannot think of any place that would have challenged more, and kept me moving forward as a Christian father and husband. I have been over my head and lifted above the waters. I am looking back in gratitude, and forward in hope.

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