Friday, July 3, 2009

Naming the blog

I picked "Like the dawn..." because it reminded me of several writings that I enjoy.

To start off, one of my favorite songs is "Jezebel" by Iron & Wine. It's a different take on the biblical story of Jezebel, but my favorite line is "Wait like the dawn, how it aches to meet the day..." This was one of those lines, for me, that just resonated. I wrote it on the inside of journal covers, I sang it out loud, I love this line.... To imagine the dawn aching to meet the day... to image creation in relationship... It always reminded me of waiting to meet the one I was supposed to be with forever, and that ache. The reminder that all creation aches to be redeemed and to be made one with God again. This song was playing on my first date with Bryan... and he kissed me right before "Wait like the dawn..." It seemed perfect.