May the road rise up to meet you.May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
You are probably familiar with this traditional Irish blessing. It is an ancient Celtic prayer. Celtic literature is famous for using images of nature and everyday life to speak of how God interacts with His people.
This prayer is about God's blessing for our journey. It speaks of three images from nature - wind, sun, and rain - to represent God's care and provision. The wind can be likened to the Spirit of God, who came as "a mighty wind" at Pentecost. The warmth of the sun reminds us of God's tender mercies, "the rising sun will come to us from heaven" (Luke 1:78). The rain falling softly upon your fields speaks of God's provision and sustenance. The last line reminds us that we are held safely in God's loving hands as we travel our journey of life.
My tangle today is in honor of St. Patrick's Day. I traced the Celtic knot, and then did my tangles inside the lines. I sponged color on with inks to add color for today's green.