God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Lille Girl, Get Up

While he was still speaking, some people came from the leader’s house to say, ‘Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the teacher any further?’ 36But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the leader of the synagogue, ‘Do not fear, only believe.’ 37He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James. 38When they came to the house of the leader of the synagogue, he saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39When he had entered, he said to them, ‘Why do you make a commotion and weep? The child is not dead but sleeping.’ 40And they laughed at him. Then he put them all outside, and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41He took her by the hand and said to her, ‘Talitha cum’, which means, ‘Little girl, get up!’ 42And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about (she was twelve years of age). At this they were overcome with amazement. 43He strictly ordered them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.   Mark 5:35-49
little girl, get up
those are the first words I heard
it had been so dark
so cold
so lonely
then into that silence
came the words
little girl, get up

little girl, get up
then I felt his touch
his tug
a pull on my hand
and there I was standing in my room
I saw my mom crying and my dad holding her
and this man with the kindest eyes
the gentlest voice
Chicago's Woman's March

little girl, get up
they were all amazed, in shock
but he looked at me
as I walked towards my mom for a hug
he said giver her something to eat

little girl, get up
do you hear those words calling you
little girl, get up
there are immigrants being rounded up
transgendered women being killed
jewish centers and synagogues being threatened with bombs and mark with hate
healthcare under threat especially the healthcare of the working poor, the lower middle class
streams allowed to be polluted
then the voice says
little girl, get up

little girl, get up
little girl, speak out
little girl, call, write, protest
little girl, get up
Alicia Keys, Girl on Fire

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