March 04, 2007

poems, prayers and promises

"And talk of poems and prayers and promises and things that we believe in. How sweet it is to love someone. How right it is to care. How long its been since yesterday and what about tomorrow and what about our dreams and all the memories we share...For though my lifes been good to me theres still so much to do, so many things my mind has never known. Id like to raise a family. Id like to sail away and dance across the mountains on the moon."

Good old John Denver!

So the world is as it is - and to care means to really care - but with all the seriousness of how things are, it seems a secondary thing to think of tenderness and love and hopes and dreams - but its foundational. I'm so glad God has put this way before us - to love true and well. The more God teaches me about love the more I see how far from loving others I am - but also how much I long to love with the creative love of God.

"love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous, love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly, it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth, bears all things, believes all things, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13:4-7


Henrietta said...

How funny Beth. I was in our kitchen, Monday night I think it was, and sang a John Denver to three guys in there! (And one of them sang one back!) And I don't think of him very often. I got your bag (last night, same kitchen!). Loved it! Thank you soooooo much!

MaryD said...

Hi Beth,
I used to love John Denver! Hope you are doing well. We are home now and trying to get everything sorted out from all the busyness of the past few weeks.

Love you,
Aunt Mary