Good Morning, God!
I got up at 2:30 a.m. this morning to have another try at the photographing the elusive moon — persistence passing acceptance on the fly.
Here it is, WITH surrounding clouds!
Of course, God, the moon was there while Kit and I dined last night at the Shack. It was just hidden by clouds. Reminding me of how the Clouds of Fear and Doubt keep us from “seeing” You.
The other thought is that often our focus on our expectations causes us to miss or undervalue the rest of this wonderful world. Thanks to Kit, I didn’t miss this almost full rainbow that appeared during dinner. It was truly a DELIGHT! No, it wasn’t the moon which I was waiting for — it was something unpredictable — a gift available to those willing to receive.
Not seeing the moon was a disappointment that was put into perspective by a phone call at the end of dinner. A dear friend called to say that her daughter had ovarian cancer. WHAT PAIN!
Illness, God, is huge cloud — a STORM — and it blots out the sunlight. We get wet, we shiver, we fear, we get blown about. How much more we need to hold Your Hand — to know we are not alone — to know we are valued and loved. For that, God, You gave us friends. Friends who Hold On to You and one another.
It is often the unknown that leads us to talk with God.Rainbows, Clouds and the moon all change as we watch them, even if elegantly photographed during dinner. I know I have had a deep fear of cancer as an invasive idea. I have had cancer twice and am just fine. Why God does that fear still sit there for me to be afraid of? I will reach for your hand.
Thanks, Margie… am forwarding to my 3 kids… ML