The Heavens Boiling





Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
that the mountains would tremble before you!
As when fire sets twigs ablaze
and causes water to boil…
~Isaiah 64:1-2




And this, then,
is the vision of that Heaven of which 
we have heard, where those who love
each other have forgiven each other,

where, for that, the leaves are green,
the light a music in the air,
and all is unentangled,
and all is undismayed.
-Wendell Berry “To My Mother”





Something woke me at 4:45 AM:  perhaps the orange glow bathing my face. Never one to miss a light show, I heeded the call and obeyed.

Once outside, I watched clouds boiling –  shifting and swirling in unrest as if something or someone may emerge momentarily.

No trumpets.
Just early morning bird song oblivious to the turmoil.

Within a minute, the heavens settled and so did I, no longer entangled and dismayed.

Yet for a moment this morning, I did wonder what might become of us all.





2 thoughts on “The Heavens Boiling

  1. Amen, Amen – to Emily and Relax!
    There is nothing like the reality and the dire warnings of the Hebrew Scriptures to get one’s attention. My immediate reaction to today’s post is:
    ‘Omen’ – no doubt one that is plainly signifying violent discord through unparalleled pernicious evil and savagery among nations — a willful repudiation of God’s supreme act of love for His entire Creation – our humanity and our beautiful home on earth, our environment.

    I have a constant picture in my mind of the Psalmists and the Prophets reaching upward to Yahweh in supplication – their hands closed tightly into fists, their hearts and souls weeping and pleading for His compassionate intervention, His righteous actions….to save their world from what they see happening among their people and for what is to occur. We – now, this day, this moment – see history repeating itself decade after decade through the evils of mass genocide, the ever-increasing hatred of ‘the other,’ and unparalleled human suffering and greed in every nation on earth. We see continuing development and use of previously unthinkable weapons that will annihilate all life on earth.

    We are increasingly becoming aware through a media that never sleeps that we are helpless – powerless – in our futile human attempts to stop the encroaching evil that surrounds us. Our only recourse is to fall on our knees together in supplication – as one UNITED worldwide people, those of all religious faiths and none, sharing in the indelible mark of our Creator within each of us , and pray with all of our strength and resolve:
    He will hear our prayer because we are His children, we belong to Him, and because he loves us.

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