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Friday, May 2

wb051293By Cindy L. Korf of North Platte, Nebraska, USA

I pray that…God may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through God’s Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

—Ephesians 3:16–19, adapted NRSV

My parents live atop a hill. Nearby are large cottonwood trees, where turkey vultures roost for the night. With the first rays of sunlight, the birds spread their massive wings and face the east to catch every beam of the morning sun.

I asked my parents why the birds did this—sit in the trees and spread their wings every morning. They replied, “They cannot fly until the morning sun warms their wings. They sit there until their wings have soaked up enough warmth to allow them to fly all day.”

I thought it was a great example for us. We need to start each day with God filling us with the warmth of divine presence that allows us to “fly” all day.

Take time to soak up God’s Spirit for life’s journey.

Take Time…
No time for God?
It would be better
to have no time to watch a sunrise,
hear the sigh of a violin
or witness the miracle of birth.
No time for God?
What if God had no time for me?
—Peggy Michael

Prayer for Peace
God, warm us with your Spirit; help us spread our wings. Help us warm our sometimes-stiff bodies and stretch our sometimes-narrow minds. With our morning prayer, fill us with your presence to last the day—a day of sharing Christ’s peace.

Spiritual Practice: Time with God
Sit quietly and let your breathing become calm and deep. Ask God’s Spirit to rest on you. See or sense the Spirit anointing you in the form of light, a dove, wind, color, or other images that might come. Ask to become aware of God’s love. Listen to the ways in which God wants to flow from your heart as living water. Give thanks that your name is “beloved,” that our name is Community of Christ.

Peace Covenant
Today, God, I will bask in your light, soak up your love, and spread your peace.

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2 Comments

  1. Marvel Riley

     /  7 May 2014

    I greatly appreciate your thoughts, but I think the picture with it is not a turkey vulture. I’ve seen many of them in Texas, and they have red heads as well as being rather ugly.
    I don’t know the name of the vulture pictured.

  2. Katherine McLeister

     /  3 May 2014

    Thanks, Cindy for your words and for putting a poem by dear Peggy with it. Katherine

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