In celebration of my new book Love Heals coming out on September 5th, I wanted to share some of my favorite passages on here with you. Let's start with a poem:
The story of faith begins with the unfolding of God's love over the earth. Love is written into the very fabric of creation. Throughout Scripture we read about love's healing power, from the first vision of a garden with a tree of life until the last vision of a kingdom where that same tree stood, with the leaves that were made for "the healing of the nations" (Revelation 22:2). Today we can imagine the roots of that tree running under our feet, calling us to remember God's healing power all around us and in us...
God's Green Earth
There are days when hillsides blush in tenderness
And moments when valleys are unshadowed.
There are seasons when streams roll with justice
And all creation blooms where it is planted.
There are times when we feel God's pulse
Through lapping waves, clapping trees,
And the woodpecker's happy drumming.
There are mornings when we feel the sunrise
Like warm tea on the backs of our throats.
There are spaces where even weeds
And crawly things call us back to grace.
That is when our hearts sing "alleluia"
As we fall in love with God's green earth.
(I can't wait to share this book with you. So excited. Thank you to everyone who has preordered it.)