hello friends. happy saturday morning. don't know what you are up to today but i hope it involves some measure of noticing the leaves strewn all about your feet like rose petals at a wedding. the trees, even in settling into a solemn sleep, still celebrate and make their joyous noises.
i hope your day includes breathing. and noticing it. and thanking your maker for it. and remembering just how freaking amazing it is that all of us in all our diversity are scurrying around on this planet like ants sharing this same air.
the collage above is one i made this week. i didn't really have any intentions when i started it, but as it began to take shape it became about creation for me. often when i make a collage it isn't a theological statement so much as a visual reflection. do i believe God has hundreds of people in God's hair? no. do i believe God looks like a human woman (taken from a life magazine circa 1947?). no. do i believe God vomited creation out like a rand mcnally map mess? no. but i am struck by the phrase 'in our image' from the creation story (gen 1:26). now, i've had enough theological training to know about the 'royal we' and all that, but it still doesn't take away the beautiful mystery of that language for me. and so i respond to it. i respond to it by creating this. that's just how i roll.
i hope your saturday involves you responding somehow to the majesty and mystery of this here God-breathed world. its a mess, sometimes, yes. but its full of celebration and air and color and breath, too. breathe it in.