Monday, April 28, 2008

Invitation to Ambiguity

I like neat, black-and-white solutions to life, Lord,
But the existence you invite me into is ambiguous;

There is the Miracle of Isaac,
but there is also the fact of Ishmael.

Like Sarah, I would like to banish
what doesn't fit into my scheme;

Yosemite Valley by Larry Carver
Yosemite Valley

But your scheme is larger than mine.

Show me how to live in your larger providence.


Eugene Peterson

After pastoring a church in Maryland for many years, Eugene Peterson has become professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, He is the author of numerous books, including "The Message".



Mike Golch said...

MiMI,thank you for this great posting,I also have to thank you for haveing Greensleeves on your music.that is one of the things on my to do list to learnhow to play on my dulicmer.

Denise said...

Such a wonderful post, thank you.

Cathy said...

A pretty post, Mimi ~ so glad to have you back ~ :)

MYSTI said...

Thank you for such a beautiful post. Welcome back and thank you for your prayers and comments on my blog. They are very much appreciated and uplifting.

Blessings and hugs.

Lille meg said...

Thank you for your sweet comment to me!
I like your music, thank you for sharing!

Me said...


Saija said...

the message has blessed my heart and brought new life to familiar passages!

and i bet you are glad to be back to your own routine again ... :o)

Dawn said...

Thank you for the beautiful quote from Eugene Peterson. I'm reading through the Bible with The Message this year and it's really fun.

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your grands. Glad you're back home safe and sound!

Susan said...

Hey Grammie,

How are you? Oh, I just love Eugene Peterson. I've never read this, and OH MY...

Thanks for sharing this.

Hope things are going well for you♥