A little Lenten story, based on Psalm 104:29-30:
When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.
When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.

The sun turns a cold shoulder,
shrugging with it its blanket of warmth.
The earth shivers with heat’s dissipation.
The water quakes
and waves are frozen in their disarray.
The lake looks like someone
whose mother said if you make that face
and the wind changes you’ll be stuck that way.

I heard of frog whose heart can survive the freezing.
Turn your face toward us;
melt our marrow into living water.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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