Only time can pry you open, rain in April, skirt-wearing weather. Standing one-stalked with pale legs, the audacity to be yellow in March. Each year, new bulbs rise through blades of grass. In May, we will wilt— what makes spring is the moment of intersection between budding and dying, which is fleeting but certain— that the Earth will tilt on its axis just so, that one kiss will someday be our last. It always comes, I always come, to wait.
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As long as there is life,
There will always be something new:
Blossoms in Spring;
Fruit in July;
Thoughts and ideas;
A newborn baby’s cry.
As long as we search,
We’ll always find something true:
Words from a friend;
Hope when we pray;
Peace at evening’s end;
The dawn of a new day.
and yonder the hills appear; these are but uplands.
The nearest and highest has a green rampart,
visible for a moment against the dark sky,
and then again wrapped in a toga of misty cloud.
Some chance movement has been noticed by the nearest bird [lapwing],
and away they go at once as if with the same wings,
sweeping overhead, then to the right, then to the left, and then back again,
till at last lost in the coming shower. …
~ seasonal1 haiku inspired by the essays of Richard Jefferies
From: Sweeping the Sky
Józef Świder, Jan Kochanowski – Wat wilt u van ons, Heer: “Czego chcesz od nas Panie”
Agata Galik – harfa/harp
Henryk Wojnarowski – dyrygent/conductor
Chór Filharmonii Narodowej w Warszawie
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
koncert zarejestrowano 1 kwietnia 2016 w sali koncertowej Filharmonii Narodowej
recorded at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, April 01, 2016
Realizacja Telewizja Polska S.A.
What do you want from us, Lord, for your generous gifts?
What are the benefits that you have not measured?
The Church will not embrace you, everywhere you are full,
And in the abyss and in the sea, on earth, in the sky.
I also don’t want gold, because it’s all yours,
Whatever is changing in this world.
Lord with grateful heart, we confess
Because we don’t have a more handsome victim.
You are the Lord of all the world, You have built the sky
And he embroidered beautifully with golden stars;
You founded the unearthed ground
And you covered her nakedness with various herbs.
At your command the sea stands in the shores
And the intended borders jump over afraid;
Rivers of uncounted waters have great generosity.
White day and dark night know their times.
You will see many flowers Spring gives birth,
You are in a wreath of flowers Summer is here.
Autumn wine and various apples,
Then lazy Winter gets up.
By your grace, the night dew on bland herbs will fall,
And the die-hard grain rain comes alive;
At your hands every animal looks at its food,
And you feed everyone on your generosity.
Be praised forever, immortal Lord!
Your grace, Your goodness will never cease.
Hide us while you deign in this low land;
Let me be one under Your wings!
[Jan Kochanowski, XXV Song from the Second Books, published in 1562. A masterpiece of Polish poetry.]
Born into the country nobility, Kochanowski studied at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and later, between 1552 and 1559, at the University of Padua in Italy. On his return to Poland in 1559, he served as a secretary at the royal court in Kraków. He married about 1575 and retired to his family estate at Czarnolas, in central Poland.
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Józef Świder, Jan Kochanowski – Wat wilt u van ons, Heer
Everywhere Spring is in the land, you might see that people want to clean and get rid of so many things gathered in Winter.
In several countries we also find that people want to get rid of their governments, though many of them do not look forward to the government the Most High Elohim has planned. They should know that this by God ordained government shall be the most efficient government and shall come to last for ever.
The coming days we shall remember how that king for the earthly kingdom was presented to the world. He was honoured when he entered Jerusalem, but soon lots of people shouted to kill him.
After his glorious entrance in Jerusalem he one night went into an upper room to be with his closest friends and to break bread with them. That “Breaking of bread” (or Betzi’at halechem) was so special we may not leave it un-remembered. The Nazarene rebbe asked his followers to take it in remembrance in the same way as his heavenly Father asked all God loving people to remember what He did for the enslaved in Egypt.
Concerning this special day I not invite you to read “Soon it shall be Erev Pesach and Passover 2019″ but also hope you shall be able to find near you a group of believers remembering that special gathering of Jeshua, Jesus Christ, the Messiah. And in case there is no Memorial Meal near you, why not invite others at your home to have one there?
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- Who Would You Rather Listen To?
- A season for truth and peace
- 9 Adar and bickering or loving followers of the Torah preparing for Pesach
- First month of the year and predictions
- Making sure we express kedusha for 14-16 Nisan
- Holidays, holy days and traditions
- Objects around the birth and death of Jesus
- 8 Reasons Christian Holidays Should Not Be Observed
- Preparation for unity
- Preparation for Passover
- Anointing as a sign of Promotion
- Entrance of a king to question our position #2 Who do we want to see and to be
- Not dragged unwillingly to death
- A perfect life, obedient death, and glorious resurrection
- Lost senses or a clear focus on the one at the stake
- Seven Bible Feasts of JHWH
- Days of Nisan, Pesach, Pasach, Pascha and Easter
- At the Shabbat HaChodesh: readings about blood, liberation and purification
- Purification and perfection
- Preparing for the most important weekend of the year 2018
- Preparing for 14 Nisan
- Yom Hey, Eve of Passover and liberation of many people
- Able to celebrate the Passover in all of its prophetic fulfilment
- The Memorial Supper
- Inauguration of the New Covenant
- This day shall be unto you for a memorial and you shall keep it a feast to the Most High God
- Memorial Observance 1909
- Thinking about fear for the Loving God and an Invitation for 14 Nisan
- Wednesday 5 April – Sunday 9 April 30 CE 2017 Pesach or Passover versus Easter
- Shabbat Pesach service reading 1/2
- Most important weekend of the year 2016
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- The Most important weekend of the year 2018
- A Great Gift commemorated
- This day shall be unto you for a memorial and you shall keep it a feast to the Most High God
- After darkness a moment of life renewal
- Worthy partakers of the body of Christ
- Easter holiday, fun and rejoicing
- After the Sabbath after Passover, the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Often people do not think much about God until something happens in their life. In life we have to face different circumstances and have to undergo different circumstances. Often whenever something serious happens and we have to face a life threatening experience, than we’re confronted with the Highest Being. Once we have had a spiritual experience, we are forever changed. We may try to forget, ignore, or run away from it, but our contact with the Divine realm will never again allow us to completely immerse ourselves in mundane life, whether to indulge in empty diversions or to try to improve the world through purely secular means.
In the time before the offering of Jeshua as a Lamb of God people had to bring offers to the altar, and everything whatever touched the Altar became sanctified when it where really things that were worthy of being brought upon the Altar in the first place. Today too we can say that everything or every one which or who comes before God or to the Altar of God must be worthy to come before God.
Normally every Jew, Christian and Muslim should be clean, not taking part to pagan festivals or pagan rites. Though in Christendom we find a majority not bothering about God’s Laws. They seem not to bother if what they do would be against the Will of God. For many Christians Spring has started yesterday and soon they shall celebrate Easter, the feast for the pagan god Eostre, the god of fertility which they shall honour by the rites of offering eggs and honouring the fertile bunnies. Those eggs and Easter bunnies have nothing to do with Jesus his resurrection. Their resurrected god is also not the Elohim Who cannot die, God being an Eternal Spirit. Also the Easter fires have nothing to do with the sacrificial offering of Christ, nor his standing up from the dead.
By taking part to such pagan rites, their hands are defiled and should they know that they may not come clear to the altar of God. In the weeks going up to that most important day of the year they should have had moments of reflection, having been conscious about the necessity to please God and not to please the world. Schools, workplaces, clubs, may all want to have the pagan symbols of the Spring time and may love the festival decorations, but real lovers of God should abstain from them. They should have cleansed their soul, and should have meditated on the Word of God and His mitzvah.
Every person who calls himself Christian, should be a follower of rabbi Jeshua, the Kristos or Christ, who worshipped not himself but his heavenly Father, the only One true God. Like he went up to God His Altar really offering himself for the sins of all, he came up to the mountain out of the walls of the city Jerusalem, to be slaughtered as a Lamb. Though we probably shall never be able to be as pure as him, we should try to do our utmost best to become like Christ, pure and clean. But spiritually, each of us should fall into that accepted category, for every child of God possesses intrinsic holiness; the true desire of every Jew and every Christian should be to do what the Most High God commands.
- Eostre, Easter, White god, chocolate eggs, Easter bunnies and metaphorical resurrection
- High Holidays not only for Israel
- 14-15 Nisan and Easter
- Death of Christ on the day of preparation
- Seven days of Passover
- Altered to fit a Trinity or Ishtar the fertility goddess
- Peter Cottontail and a Bunny laying Eastereggs
- Risen With Him
- Creation of the earth out of something
- Ember and light the ransomed of Jehovah
- Because men choose to go their own way
- Behind the Scene
- Spiritual experience
- A Mammoth & Moving Spiritual Experience
- Is your spirituality speaking the unspeakable, scruting the inscrutable & effing the ineffable?
- Understanding Trauma
- Absence of light
- Friday: The Language of the Heart
- Thank-You Lou Riley: An Unexpected, Powerful Spiritual Experience
- Different Ways of Approaching the Problem of Evil
“The world’s favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.”
~ Edwin Way Teale
~ Image “Love” by Ans van de Sluis
Text & photo source: “The Garden of Pensiveness” https://www.facebook.com/The-Garden-Of-Pensiveness-367268523352486/?fref=photo
Cloud-topped and splendid, dominating all
The little lesser hills which compass thee,
Thou standest, bright with April’s buoyancy,
Yet holding Winter in some shaded wall
Of stern, steep rock; and startled by the call
Of Spring, thy trees flush with expectancy
And cast a cloud of crimson, silently,
Above thy snowy crevices where fall
Pale shrivelled oak leaves, while the snow beneath
Melts at their phantom touch. Another year
Is quick with import. Such each year has been.
Unmoved thou watchest all, and all bequeath
Some jewel to thy diadem of power,
Thou pledge of greater majesty unseen.
These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
The total sky almost without defect,
And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,
Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone,
And yet not out by any brook or river,
But up by roots to bring dark foliage on.The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods –
Let them think twice before they use their powers
To blot out and drink up and sweep away
These flowery waters and these watery flowers
From snow that melted only yesterday.
– Robert Frost