A Daily Musing: Meeting Mystery, Imagining an Image or Vessel
[This one might be challenging, and you might spend more than a day with it. That’s OK. Take your time, and invite the mystery to enter in wherever She will.]
Imagine a vessel, something that can offer space to an image of mystery.
Wind chimes. John 3: 8, “The wind blows where it chooses…” has long spoken to me of the Spirit’s mystery. And so for this invitation, I will be drawing a set of wind chimes. [Just to offer other suggestions, also considered might be: a box with a lid, a curtain hanging (something unknown behind it), a rainbow….]
After you have chosen your vessel, spend time wondering how it can companion you through this Lenten season. What will be shown you? What are ways you will recognize it? What are you yearning to see? What is not seen, but somehow represented? What is the Spirit’s gift for you for this day?
Breath Prayer: “Precious” “present”
Prayer: Creating God, your children long to know, to understand, and to be in control. Teach us the gift of entering into your mystery. Lead us toward what is not yet. May our hearts be patient. May we grow to trust you. We pray with hope for what is coming, we pray with faith in you. Amen.
Working as a Hospice Chaplain, Lesley is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. A Candler School of Theology graduate, Lesley has just published her second book, Grief and the Psalms: Companioning the Moon for 29 Days (available on this website). She and her partner, Linda Ellis are raising their two sons, Brogan and Sam in Decatur, GA.