Visible Turnings — Dawn and Dusk

sunset as seen from Mom's

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!

Story teller,

Posted in God's gifts, God's Time, humility, perspectives, visible turnings

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