We Rise (01-22-17 Sermon)

We keep going,
we keep rising and growing –
in dry deserts longing for freedom
on mountaintops looking at a dream
in deepest oceans where water is life –
even when they turn our power down,
we go right on with the show –
we begin again,
we rise to each new day
in a garden we don’t always control
a garden where at times
it seems growth is impossible –
and still, in the harshest of conditions, we rise;
when you rise to greet the day,
we stumble out of bed and start the coffee
and see the simple invitation:
bloom where you are planted.

– Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, “We Rise”
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