Season after Pentecost 2017

“From now on I will tell you of new things,
    of hidden things unknown to you.

They are created now, and not long ago;
    you have not heard of them before today.
So you cannot say,
    ‘Yes, I knew of them.’
(Isaiah 48:6-7)

Wise Gardener,

As I wait underground
        in the soft soil,
I feel the warmth of the sun
        touch my outer shell.

Despite the darkness,
        I sense that I am surrounded
by light.

You have encoded in my heart’s core
        everything I need to reach my full potential. 

In response,

I vibrate with energy
                        and power-within—

Yet, you whisper,
        “Have patience, dear one,
        you must wait until the
        rest of the world is ready for you.”

In the meantime,
        I repeat the words of
        my Wise Gardener;

        I am Loved;
        I am Blessed;
        I am the choicest seed,
        full of potential.


Lara Stoudt