a prayer for holy saturday

Dear Mourning Dove Mama (the bird that built a nest in the tree we nearly lost this winter),

Thank you for your reminder that while the tree has lost so much in branches and buds in winter storms, it can still protect you and your little ones until they are ready to enter creation, to work and play and build their own nests.  

Even after so much loss, still life asserts and recreates itself.  



Thanks to Joy Omsler (one of Liz's Divinity School roommates!) for this sweet little prayer.  It's so perfect for Holy Saturday, a day to hunker down in our little nests and wait with hope for Easter's re-creation.  Thanks also to Michael Ihrig for capturing this hidden nest full of life.