PSALM 20 – Sing to Sustain Love’s Legacy / ענווה
A humble-response to stress will protect and serve you well.
This is the mystery of tipheret,
safeguarding the legacy of Jacob, of you, of me, of Love.
This the sacred center.
The help you seek flows forth from there,
that sustaining zion.
Remember – each shared meal,
how the scents still rise
in delightful waves, a recurring offering for you.
Grateful recipient, Selah.
Give – as if all the love,
all the desires and designs filling your heart
were planted there
to grow the grace of humbly giving.
Sing out – celebrate the times others came to your aid.
Wave high the white flag, surrendering
to the wonder of not knowing?
Lasting love glows there too, in our queries.
In the now, I know. The anointing oil, the salve,
flows freely upon heads emptied of certainty.
The strength to overcome the need to be ‘right’
clears the way to a heavenly sanctum, a holy home.
Once we reminisced about those riders and horses
of renown. Now our heroism, our greatness
prefers anonymity, namelessness. In the realms of unknowing,
where they bend and falter, we rise and endure.
Accepting limitation can save / Adonai hoshiyah
us by handing the reigns to the responsive-humble heart-center. / hamelech yaaneinu
And today, now, that’s our call. / v’yom qoreinu