Good Morning God! The sun hasn’t risen yet. I LOVE these visible transition times. And this morning I will be out walking as dawn arrives. Sunrise and sunset. Our earth is always turning — rotating– but at dawn and dusk we can SEE the turning.
Perhaps that is how birthdays are? An annual “dawn” as it were? A chance to record how we are THIS birthday and then to look back in photos and see the turning. Only, of course, as time goes on — it isn’t quite as much fun.
Just yesterday I saw a photo of OUR galaxy — we must be far enough away from the center to be able to take a photo of it. In fact, didn’t I read that our solar system is very well placed in the galaxy so that we are relatively undisturbed by dramatic galactic goings on? The “safe” placement is Your doing, I am sure! And THANK YOU!
Thank You too for setting us in TIME as well as SPACE. One of those gifts of Yours that I will appreciate more — later on. At the moment it’s a kind of “turning” that I don’t really like to consider. Ah, but, would I be sitting here, chatting with You if I was going to be HERE forever?
Death is a sort of Enforced Perspective. Making me realize that Perspective is another “gift” appreciated far more in hindsight. Hearing another person’s take on a situation also gives us the gift of perspective. Ah, do I hear YOU saying that You too can offer me perspective? And that my NOT KNOWING is the very best way to come into YOUR PRESENCE. So, here I am. Not knowing how best to love my very own family. The desire to say YES to every request — set against the vague understanding that I am not to stand in areas that are THEIRS.
Ah, YES! This NOT KNOWING goes on and on, doesn’t it. And I praise YOU for it! I am sure to mess up and make mistakes. Help me to LEARN so that at least I will move on to new mistakes. Vain Hope, You say? Just lighten up and realize that life is about loving and forgiving — not a scorecard of lessons mastered? No scorecard? REALLY? Is this good news — or bad news?
Hey, I’m sort of joining You in the laughter. . . well, smiling at myself, anyway. Yeah, I love You, too!