Time to Wake from Sleep

Then shall blinded eyes be opened,

and deaf ears unstopped;

then shall the lame ones leap like deer,

and speechless voices sing for joy. —Isaiah 35:5-6

If we are

not yet astonished,

we are not quite awake!

God-willing, we will be blessed by another sunrise,

to break open our hearts and bring us to our knees.

But none will exactly be like this shining, singular morning.

So, as our world rolls, dawn to dusk,

we contemplate the countless faces,

whose loves and longings sunlight graces.

—from the book Wandering and Welcome: Meditations for Finding Peace by Joseph Grant

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