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God of openness and new life, in this Easter time, remove me from the tombs of doubt and despair, turn me from dead ends and shattered dreams, and lead me to new hope and a bright tomorrow.
Walk with me down uncharted roads and ordinary paths, always leading me to a deeper trust and more faithful service.
I open my heart to your Easter Joy. Amen.
From Openings – A Daybook of Saints, Psalms and Prayer by Larry J. Peacock, Executive Director of Rolling Ridge
A red fox crosses the yard, stopping every 10 feet to watch me. Eight deer bound out of the woods and scoot quickly when they see my dog and I walking. The woodchuck waddles along the path. Where were all these animals during the depths of winter? And what a winter it was. How do they know it is time to emerge? Surely, there is more mystery than we ever comprehend. Certainly, spring is one of the most wonderful of creation’s surprises. Crocuses pushing their way up. Robins chirping. Trees budding (well not quite yet where I am).
Sunshine. Warmth. Spring. Thanks to the red fox for sprinting into a new season. Soon the peepers will join the chorus of the birds and I will gladly put on tennis shoes and leap with joy into this season of possibility and growth.