And the day God breathed upon your still life, stirring into being the green leaf and the flower, bud upon the branch and light
upon your soul. Here you felt the earth’s air on your petals and your leaves, and squinted into sunlight, gazing high for heaven
until you felt the gardener’s hand gently turning soil and soul, and nurturing you, bud in radiant sun.
Cascading rain absorbed in warm earth turning, heaven of fragrance. What is that sound in the wind and dazzling light?
Oh, the sweet sound of your delight in God. Sometimes it is like the sound of running laughter.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Sunglasses and Tunes
During my run today, Bob Dylan was singing “Pressing On”. I love this song. It is also about an endurance run – living for God through tough times and tougher. This is how I see my life with God, too. We press on, we endure, we overcome. Beginning with small challenges and growing to bigger ones. We progress from long runs to longer runs. And all the while our conditioning is improving. We are learning about Him and His ways. We are deepening and loving more fully. We are seeing the world increasingly with His eyes and His heart; our passions grounded in the Creator’s glory and mercies.
Another day, another run, a deeper passion and way of seeing the world with fresh eyes. “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” [1Cr 13:12] I must keep running this race. There is so much see and know, and there is so much to love. Each day it seems that God makes my heart just a little bit bigger. Maybe that is so I can cling to Him all the more closely.