Wisdom and Peace

 

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.  And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.

James 3:17-18

Wisdom and peace.
I cannot think of anything better to pray for and to seek
in these astonishingly tumultuous times.

Wisdom.
Greater than knowledge,
steadier than expertise,
deeper than explanations.
A holy thing,
granted by God through experience,
through study and contemplation,
through blood, sweat and tears.

Peace.
Blessed peace.
The thrumming, underlying vibration
of a song we didn’t write,
taken in by sight and sound,
touch and taste and feel –
God is God,
we are not and don’t need to be,
the earth is for us,
we are for God,
we are to take care of it all and each other.
Knowing who we are,
to whom we belong,
trusting God to show us
where to act and where to refrain.

Prayer.
Always, always, prayer –
loud, silent,
in voice, in body,
in thought, in gratitude,
in embrace, in restraint.
Prayer,
the connection,
the communion,
the love,
the reminder,
the gift.


8 thoughts on “Wisdom and Peace

  1. Lindy, thank you. To receive this today is perfect timing. I’m at my wits end with covid and the resistance of folks to do what we need to do to end it.

    “God is God,
    we are not and don’t need to be,
    the earth is for us,
    we are for God,
    we are to take care of it all and each other.
    Knowing who we are,
    to whom we belong,
    trusting God to show us
    where to act and where to refrain.”

    Just what I needed to hear. Bless you my friend.

    Ron Sinclair

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  2. This is beautiful! The mind & heart set this describes exemplifies to me what it is to be a true Christian. Walking His path as we search for His Ways & Strength for those Ways to be our way. Thank you for this reminder of where I want to be. Today and every day. Thank you for this beautiful gift!

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