we stand outside the empty tomb
We know how the story ends,
and we are overwhelmed with relief
We have seen your sacrifice
in the healers
obedient, even to death.
We have seen your compassion
in the first responders,
who stand ready to care for those in distress.
We have seen your faith
in the religious leaders
who comfort all who grieve
loss of life
and loss of life as we knew it.
We have seen your commitment to justice
in those feeding the hungry
and those legislating to pay workers
furloughed from their jobs.
We have seen your strength
in those who have overcome
and in those who have rallied around them
We have met you in so many
unexpected places, Lord,
and we recognize you.
Your rising among the disciples
who sew masks
and make porch drops delivering groceries
and call to check in on your people
reminds us that the celebration of Easter
is not limited to cathedrals
with grand hymns
and large choirs,
but is made known to us even as we hide
Thanks be to God!
Julie participated in the 25th Seminar for Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher Training in June, 2019, trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In addition to creating art as a personal spiritual practice, Julie also incorporates the Zentangle(R) method in Prayer Art Retreats in a variety of contexts, including church groups, friend gatherings, and at a local art gallery. Check out the Upcoming Events page for a calendar of events, or use the Contact Us page to inquire about scheduling an event with your group!
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