Solo songs celebrating the demise of the long, Dark Silence.
Fog-white greetings laughing through the fading threats of thinning ice.
Sunrises lingering now to revel and rejoice,
Renew and restore,
Summoning the stories archived and buried carefully for future readings:
Delivery on promises vowed at the slow closing of Autumn’s eyes.
Spring: “It is time.”
“And if you say, ‘What shall we eat in the seventh year, if we may not sow or gather in our crop?’ I will command my blessing on you in the sixth year, so that it will produce a crop sufficient for three years. When you sow in the eighth year, you will be eating some of the old crop; you shall eat the old until the ninth year, when its crop arrives.” Leviticus 25:20-22
Early in the days of Israel’s birth as a nation, God set out a system of government for them that was ordered around one, central theme: “Follow me, and I will provide for you.”
Though the text above is ancient, it is not unusual for God to call us today to tasks of obedience that test our rational minds and ask for more faith than sight. How do we react to this?
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