Saturday, April 19, 2014
My soul sings and
my spirit delights and rejoices,
O faithful God,
because you have removed the stone which was
rolled over our hearts and
we are risen.
Yes, from this day forward all generations
will call us blessed
for the Almighty has called us forth from death
and we have responded.
Holy is the name of God,
and compassion reaches from age to age
for those who walk hand in hand with the Everlasting One.
You have shown power over death.
You have humiliated those who believed
they could destroy your living Word.
You have enfeebled those who would rule by their own
empowered the simple people who trust in you,
O God who creates and companions.
The anguished of heart are stilled,
made whole again by this good news,
and the arrogant are reduced to eternal confusion.
You have come to the help of Israel, your faithful one,
Israel who remembers you are the God who saves
...according to the history of our time with you...
Israel who remembers you are the God who saves us
and from ultimate violence.
You are the Forever Living One,
the Shatterer of Death.
Miryam of Nazareth Woman of Strength & Wisdom