Like Weather . . . Each Moment Unfolding As It Does

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
Days are longer now,
birds sing sweetly,
daffodils sway brightly,
and a storm dumps four inches of snow
and a tree on our house.
On the road 
the sun on the deadly ice is brilliant.

Life mixes its metaphors.
Besides the snow in the driveway
I also need to shovel off
my notions of what ought to be.

On lovely spring days there are pallbearers,
and blessings in my failures.
Life is not under my management.
It is free, and dappled, not pure.

Life is this, not something else.
Pay attention.
Even God does not yet know 
what’s in store before unfolding in it.
I release my designs
and receive this day as it is. 
It will be holy enough. 
Weather Report

A high pressure region evaporates forecasts 
today and into tomorrow,
each moment unfolding
as it does, without label or category.
Expect the strong front of the present moment
to disregard our expectations 
and develop into what it does.
The afternoon commute 
will be one. You will arrive.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

 – Steve Garnaas-Holmes in Unfolding Light: Daily Reflections