Pastor’s Pondering 02/23/2022

Today the rain

Reminds me of Alaska

Steady

All night and all day

Smothering the giant hemlocks

Soaking at the salmonberry roots

Filling the reservoirs

Overflowing the mountain lakes

Bulging at the banks of streams

Leaping over the edges of mountains and flying

Through the air

Rushing as fast

And hard as it may

To the sea,

Only to do it one day

All over again.

Or then again,

Come here to Tennessee

And say,

“Hi, how have you been?”

Oh Lord, we are grateful

For all you give,

Even when we do not know

What to do with it all.

George R. Pasley

February 23, 2022

Martin, TN

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