Wednesday, August 03, 2011

light

I started to type the single word: change. An early Beatles song popped into my head, though the word is wrong: "Chains! My baby's got me in chains!" Sometimes I guess guess change feels like chains. Just thought I'd throw that out.

What I really want to post today is how aware I've become of the transitions so many people are living. Some of them are wrenching, others less so, but the truth remains that transitions are in progress. Most of them are for better, but some are not. Some are jolts to the system, others the inevitable progression of life.

On their own merit many of life's changes and transitions are part of the flow, and we ride them like a wave. There are those, however, that catch us like cross currents to be battled just to stay in place. The effort wears us out and, externally, we have nothing to show for it. I'm not going to go so far as to say that life sucks at such time (though it feels that way), but that the challenge of our days are then best borne when surrounded by the help, love and comfort of others.

For those carrying burdens, I offer this light to you. When I went in search of an image I only sought light. But this is xfold better: I hold you in the light. So rest. Close your eyes and know that you are not alone as you soldier on. The Lord gives even as the world takes away.

"Peace I give to you. My own peace I leave with you."

You are loved.

4 comments:

The Bug said...

Thanks :)

Carolina Linthead said...

Light perpetual shines...you are loved, Anne. We are loved.

Terri said...

I still feel a bit like someone with PTSD, trying to learn that there aren't any real landmknes here, nor people out to blindsided me, nor a bunch of crochity old alcoholics just looking for someone to take aim at....so I say this with a bit of surprise and holding my breath...but thus change feels like all is going in the right direction....I hope yours is too.

Jules said...

I am humming.."this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine" . This is a lovely post, dear Anne.

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