Journal entry March 17, 2020 - Tuesday
"All non-essential business are closed in Pennsylvania and 30 other states. I offered Facebook LIVE yesterday and plan to again today. Hymn sing online today using hymns that mention birds.... His Eye Is on the Sparrow... In the Garden... This Is My Father's World...
I think I'll conclude with my Blessing Song.
We can't get together "socially" in person, but we can online.
[And so the daily "Hit Pause" program began. I had no idea it would continue for six months!]
As I read Song of Songs again, Father, your love seems a tad closer and tangible today than yesterday. Sometimes it's as if these love-words bounce off my soul and I can't soak them in. But I'll keep pressing in to You my love. I long to be free and loved completely. So I pray this prayer:
Song of Songs 4:16
Breathe upon me with your Spirit wind.
Stir up the sweet spice of your life within me.
Spare nothing as you make me your fruitful garden.
Hold nothing back until I release your fragrance.
Come walk with me as you walked with Adam in your paradise garden.
Come taste the fruits of your life in me."
[I finished my journal entry with a quote from The Broken Road—Richard Paul Evans.]
There is real power in having nothing to lose."