Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The Feast of Pentecost - Psalm 104:24-35
The God who made the Leviathan just for fun sent forth the Spirit yesterday afternoon and while family and friends and pastors gave thanks for life that endues forever and prayed peace on those who walk as yet by faith, Doris Lakota was birthed into the eternal future. She was a believer who sang of the goodness of God with her life as long as she lived and looked to the Lord in every season to fill her with good things like faith and courage and hope. But while the psalmist was anxious to hold on to this life, Doris was anxious to let it go and be reuntied with Jess and see the glory of the Lord face to face. The mediation of the heart that is most pleasing to the Lord is to not be dismayed when the Lord’s face appears to be hidden and rejoice that though breath is taken away, the Spirit that renews the face of the earth will recreate us from the dust to which we all return.