July 17th, 2007

Gentleness

Beautiful Dawn

Early morning prayer meeting

sky touched gold
dark sanctuary of prayer
a sole voice singing

This morning was beautiful.

We met together, kindred from Asia, Africa, America. We met while the sky was still dark royal blue, though the edge of the sky, yes the far reaches of the dome of the sky, were kindled with golden peach. 5:30am.

We met to hear a meditation on the passage - Luke 20:38 "He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive." A message of living hope that means more than these mortal questions of death or marriage. After the message, two-by-two prayer. Prayer for our missionaries in China, Taiwan, Germany, and Korea. Prayer for our messengers, those who bear the word of God before the people. Prayer for our summer conference. Then, pair by pair, the voices trail off. Everyone finds their place.

Their place to pray.
Their place to meditate.
Their place to sing a hymn to heaven.

Facing the east, we people call upon the name of the LORD our God. And a single voice sings 'Just as I am.' The sky is bright with light. The light of dawn. 6:40am.
Jehoshabeath

'Light,' Ear, and Inner Sanctum

Aaron means 'light.'
Megan is a "fire" element name, according to one name book that assigned names to elements.
Garnet shines with "an inner flame."

I hope that I can shine with a light for others. My arm is banded with a colorful woven bracelet braided by young Mexican students. It reminds me of the many prayers I should offer up on the behalf of others. It also reminds me of how beautiful others are and thus how beautiful intercessory prayer is. I want to learn how to pray so I can offer beautiful prayer sacrifices of thanksgiving and request to heaven. I am also praying for wisdom/discernment.

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The back of my right ear feels as though it had been burned by the sun. Strange.
Stranger still how no other part of my skin is acting in this way. Right ear. Hmmm... But my right thumb and toe look normal!

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I really like this song by Delerium, so I am going to post some of the lyrics:

Inner Sanctum

Sky cold, skin blue
So swim into essential,
you've swam a thousand voids
Why is eternity forever?
The horizon deceives

Some say their ships above sea,
sailing on winds of belief
Why waves destroy our theories bear me again

So swim into essential, you've swam a thousand voids

Sky cold, skin blue