Good Evening, God!
Years ago I heard about an old pastor asked to give the blessing to a group of young pastors. He discombobulated them by ending his prayer with these words: May we all die before we’re done.
I loved that line, God. And Iʻve taken great comfort in the belief that You are never “done” with us. But, just today I realized that I only had half of the understanding. I got the idea that DONE wasn’t what I wanted to be. Done has an unfortunate set of connotations in my mind . . . finished, useless, dead. Having retired three times, I wasn’t eager to be done.
But, I hadn’t fully realized the positive half. It isn’t just the absence of a negative. It is the presence of a positive. You are eager to help us learn more — about You, about ourselves, about others and about this astounding universe. Only LEARN makes it sound somewhat drearily educational.
While in reality we are being called in to the activity of joyfully discovering stuff. Joy! Fun! Satisfying and Delightful!
Now, that is a Discovery I’m eager to share.