I loved seeing the shades of green as we walked down the Mackay hill.
Soft greens, jades, aqua, and emerald greens.
Today a dear friend has sent me a copy of Aoteraroa Psalms by Joy Cowley.
Here are some extracts from a Joy Cowley psalm, Greenness that capture some of my feelings about the lush greens along our path today.
I am so blessed.
'Dear God, there are times
when I hear your voice most clearly
in greenness; in the singing of sap,
the conversations of the leaves....
to feel again the freshness of you
running through everything
like a bright emerald current
Again I experience you in the rejoicing...
in the wonder of light thrown against
a kaleidoscope of tree ferns,...
... in the myriad textures of leaves,
in the shining of You beneath every surface.
Beloved Creator, coming to your greenness
is always a coming home,
a time of peace and grace
as the unimportant in me falls away
and I know again that bright green shoot
of my own beginning
which comes from you
and is one with you,
bright and beautiful God.'
Greenness: Joy Cowley, Aotearoa Psalms: published 2008