Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Abundance and a New Year

September 1st marks the start of the church calendar, and is a good time to remember the goodness of God's creation. I love this icon and the way it expresses the superabundance of life and beauty in this world that is our home. Lord, thank You for everything. 
Bless us in the coming year!

10 comments:

magsmcc said...

Really, is it really the official day of the start of the church year? This is a challenge to me amongst many threads of thought in my muchly more disorganised mind than yours! My 1st September has been all about boys and thoughts of making ice-cream. I have yet to clean up dinner things and sew another dose of labels on uniforms- so I'm saving last Thursday's post to read when I will be done, but I'll be meditating on today's post until then! Thnak you, for all this thinking and expressing and prompting. It gives me hope!

Marfa said...

That is a beautiful icon! I've never seen it...do you know where it is from?

GretchenJoanna said...

I am ashamed to say that I had forgotten where this icon is from, so I searched through my files and finally remembered that it was painted on the wall of a church not long ago. Here is the link to a picture of the original in context.

http://www.christinademichele.com/creation_mural

Jodie said...

I love that icon! Do you know what it's called?

GretchenJoanna said...

If you look on the website I gave the link for, you can see the whole thing--why my picture is cut off at the top I don't know--and it seems to be called Christ Enthroned in His Creation.

DebD said...

Happy New Year! I love that icon as well... for all its movement, it is peaceful.

I feel like the day came and went without much notice to the liturgical calendar. It's been one of those weeks.

Jeannette said...

Hi there...coming back for the fourth time to look at the lovely icon...still don't have anything to say that adds up to the see- through-reminder of the glories of our Creator touching down amongst the reality of His vibrant creation....but I have "thanks yous" to Him and to those who in myriad ways refect and transluce the Light of Life...and you are surely one of those in my life.

Matushka said...

A blessed year to you and your family!

M.Michelle

Pom Pom said...

Oh, yes! I love September. It is my birthday month, so always a beginning for me. We're learning Latin words at school and there are so many church words that come from the Latin and Greek. It's fun to talk about with the students. Are you enjoying your happy kitchen? I bet you are.
What are you reading?

Gumbo Lily said...

The icon reminds me of how very fruitful the earth is at this time of year -- crops, gardens, the animals and their young, birds and their young too. So much fullness. Thank you, Lord.

jody