Month: August 2017
If He Clothes
If He Clothes
by Jane Tawel
August 11, 2017
Nature’s indiscreet ignoble ignorance
Revels before The Glory.
Lacking dignity, She indecorously decorates in bold immodesty;
Celebrating unselfishly in fuschia-crimson-midnight-gold-cerulean-purple-aqua-pink-cerise-ecru-limegreen-blue-chiffon-mustard-ochra-red-chocolate-chartreuse-denim-puce!
Creation greenishly proclaims “there is no self outside God’s Glory!”
In this de-meaning comes true meaning.
In this indignity lives dignified identity in Son of Sun.
In this un-nobling comes ennobled rampageous God-image.
In freely- clothed nature’s requited love comes uproarious beauty.
How much more…
How much more….
If Our Parent-Creator robes these in their tumultuous foolish nakedness
How much more should we exude our blooming grace?
If Fairest of Them All
Vestures with glory and awe-inspiring miracles of prismatic growth
How much more The Three yearn to en-robe me?
If I but dance with nothing to hide my love
Will not my barren heart be seeded in new life
as David’s was?
If I de-mean my bleak self
in worship of Their Artful Meaning;
If my dour, dreary soul will paint praise
with showy palm -fronded-joy;
Then I will dance
like David did
Before the Lord
as all Creation gawked in awe.
But if I do not cry lushly out
nor dance against the muteness
of my plain pride,
The very rocks–most ugly and controlling of us all–
will riot-up in worship,
kaleidoscoping their praise
for those with ears to hear and eyes to see.
If ugly rocks will dance,
I can only imagine what those crazy flowers will do!
Matthew 6:28 And why do you worry about clothes. Consider the flowers in the fields, see how they grow; They neither labor nor spin.
Psalm 96: 11 & 12 Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
2 Samuel 6:14 “And David danced before the Lord with all his might.
Luke 19:40 “I tell you, if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”