Doors opening

Joy teaches him to rise, to stand and move out through the opening the light has made  Sabbaths 2001, I. Wendell Berry


Photo: Iona, Stephen Wood PLAY

So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, "May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!"...A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed. Daniel 6

Similarly we might also think of Lazarus or Jesus, or any occasion are our hearts, previously lidded, are opened or expanded as a result of God's activity.

The sound of shifting stones

He wakes in darkness. All around are sounds of shifting stones, doors opening. As if someone had lifted away a great weight, light falls on him. Wendell Berry, Sabbaths 2001, I I wonder if you have noticed any gathering sounds, of a door being scraped open or of a gracious light falling upon a grateful spirit, a gentle cleaving of the heart, drawing you out?