Wednesday, August 03, 2011
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.