Participation in Creation

Give portions to seven, yes to eight, for you do not
know what disaster may come upon the land.
If clouds are full of water,
they pour rain upon the earth.
Whether a tree falls to the south or to the north,
in the place where it falls, there will it lie. ~ Ecclesiastes 11:2-3 (NIV)

Give and you’ll get.
Share, and you’ll receive.
Teach somebody to learn the subject.
Cut out the “what if’s.” Trust in God’s goodness, in his bounty.
But know it’s better to give than to receive,
and giving enhances the bounty received.

God, I’m centered in me unless with your help
I have the joy of really participating in your creation. Help me.

A Time for Verse
A Time for Verse: Poetic Ponderings on Ecclesiastes by Barbara B. Rollins