Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lover of my Soul



Sometimes God is referred to as a lover, the lover of our souls, and what a lover he is. He is a very observant lover, He knows what we like, he knows what we need, he knows what we yearn to hear. He leaves love notes on our path and is always whispering sweet murmurings into our ears if we but listen. I would like tell you about one of my latest love caresses that I have received from my Lover Supreme.

I tended a dear old rabbit for a week but he finally died, he was so brave. I was sad of course and feeling the rawness that life can give when you have looked death in the face one more time. I buried Floppy and said a little prayer about him eating in greener pastures before I came into the house and asked my husband what he was reading. He was reading from a book called Earth Prayers which is a collection of prayers and poems.

He said that he was reading a poem by Wendell Berry. He went on to something else and I sat down and since I really like Wendell Berry’s writings I browsed through the book looking for Wendell’s poem. I found it and read it and was surprised that it was about death and it put into exact words just how I was feeling at that moment.

“bitter to face the just and solving welcome that death prepares. But that is bitter only to the ignorant, who pray it will not happen. Having come the bitter way to better prayer, we have the sweetness of ripening.” Wendell Berry

I mentioned this coincidence to my husband later and he said that the poem he read was not about death. So I discovered that there was more than one Wendell Berry poem in the book but The Lover of my Soul had placed it so that when I picked it up the pages of the book opened to the poem that soothed my soul at the exact moment that I needed them. What Lover could do more?
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3 comments:

  1. I have read your last five posts and felt as if I were speaking to you on the phone again. You communicate your heart so perfectly in words dear Tren... and your photos are inspiring me to get that camera I long for... Keep inspiring us... your voice conveys so much truth...

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  2. This is awesome just like everything you write. The Lord acts with perfect sinchronicity.

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  3. I love you girls! Thanks for the very kind words!

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