Easter 7 - Year A
Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
“O G*D, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness - the earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain....”
Images of earthquakes and rain are images of rebirth. It is through a crack in a cosmic egg that the light gets in, that new images become available. The old must be left behind. A shakenness, a chaos, predates a subsequent round of new solidity. Rain touches the seed within and we shift and blossom again.
Don’t ask when, simply now that now is an acceptable time to appreciate a quake and a flood that provide a new place to stand and bloom. [given the spate of tornadoes and the need to breach some levees to save others, this may be difficult imagery, but transformation never seems to arrive without difficulty]