Back in the 1960’s serendipity was a popular word, a pleasantly unpredictable word because it was coined to describe delightful and unexpected experiences. Perhaps it was used so much it became a cliche. Today, it is considered archaic and quaint, not really reputable. However, I find it the very best word to describe what it means to enjoy those experiences of joy God sends our way to deepen our faith and our understanding of His existential goodness. That goodness is His nature and so He does unique and good things in each of lives, when life is good and when it is bad. When the flowers of spring are bursting out in many places, and when all of our hearts are focused on Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter (Resurrection Day), there is no better word for the shocking, amazing, splendid Resurrection of our Lord, and His gift of eternal life and hope to each of us, which He expresses intimately, uniquely and joyfully. Hallelujah! He is risen.
I Have A Serendipitous God
I have a serendipitous God
Who never fails to find delight
In showing me serendipities;
I revel in the mornings early
With all the birds who are singing
As they race from tree to tree;
I delight in the butterflies
Fluttering free on the breezes
Blowing from warm to hot;
I cherish the lengthening
Shadows mirroring elegant
Elongated trees stretching
Away from the horizon
Toward the night when
The moon and stars dance
Across the deepening sky.
Serendipities bounce across
Our lives and happily on their
Way having scented our hearts
With frivolities free
For the catching when we
Lift Our hands to grab those
Giggling strings dangling down
From the brightest of colors
All blown up with laughter
And enjoyment because
The God we love and serve
Loves to delight His children.
March 13, 2018
John 20: 11-18
But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb,
and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb.
And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain,
one at the head and one at the feet.
They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord,
and I do not know where they have laid him.”
Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing,
but she did not know that it was Jesus.
Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?
Whom are you seeking?”
Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him,
“Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him,
and I will take him away.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic,
“Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).