On this morning’s wing.

This day being the Church New Year, it seems good to imagine ourselves as pilgrims setting off across an ocean of calendar days stretching away in the distance far out of sight. Each date is a commemoration of people and events that still impart God’s love and providence to us, “whatever storms or floods are threatening.” Each rotation of the sun is a reference point on our life’s journey, and I’m glad for the chance to be in church on this feast of the First One; our parish will be singing the hymn of thanksgiving, “Glory to God for All Things.” 

THE CALL OF THE DISCIPLES

He calls us all to step aboard his ship,
Take the adventure on this morning’s wing,
Raise sail with him, launch out into the deep,
Whatever storms or floods are threatening.
If faith gives way to doubt, or love to fear,
Then, as on Galilee, we’ll rouse the Lord,
For he is always with us and will hear
And make our peace with his creative Word,
Who made us, loved us, formed us and has set
All his beloved lovers in an ark;
Borne upwards by his Spirit, we will float
Above the rising waves, the falling dark,
As fellow pilgrims, driven towards that haven,

Where all will be redeemed, fulfilled, forgiven.

-Malcolm Guite

2 thoughts on “On this morning’s wing.

  1. “Borne upwards by his Spirit, we will float
    Above the rising waves,”

    Are the waves rising? Seems like we are floating.

    “the falling dark,”

    thick darkness will cover the Earth, but the Lord’s light rises upon you -from Isaiah 60.

    “As fellow pilgrims, driven towards that haven,
    Where all will be redeemed, fulfilled, forgiven.”

    Ahh. Forgiven, fulfilled, and redeemed. Brings tears to my eyes and down my face.

    Like

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