from the newly released book Growing Grace: A Book of Psalms Celebrating Creation
Our Healer, our Hope,
We greet you in the morning
with fresh faces
turned toward the sun.
You warm our skin and our hearts with your light.
You envelop us in your tender love.
A new day is dawning
and we are strengthened in spirit.
Our souls are grateful
for the renewal another sunrise brings.
We anticipate what is to come
with trust in you.
Even when the night seems longer than we can bear,
Even when Doubt and Darkness
block your light and cover us
with the shadows of pain and sadness or loss,
You remind us with each rising sun
with each hatching egg
with each blossoming bulb
that you are our Hope
and for you we will wait
and watch and work
and never give up.