Monday, September 26, 2011
Fragile human beings. Overloaded and under energized. Sometimes life beats us up. Badly. But the faithful keep going in the face of darkness, through the gloom. Belief in change and eventual relief sustain until a finger points to God restoring balance and deep breath. "Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me."
Dispirited shuffling around a corner, eyes on carpet, mind foggy. "Lift your head."
From beyond just washed windows, rising in black sky above a sharply pitched neighboring roof glows - almost loudly - a crater-shadowed, intensely orange full moon. Huge.
Instant clarity and focus. A mind swimming in fear, doubt, and pain suddenly remembers purpose, beauty, realness. And God.
Who is always there.
Especially when situations seem hopeless.
He reminds me that hope remains, along with love. My love for Him. His love for me. Through it all and forever.
Strength enough. For right now.
All in that golden glow that affirms for me that there is something much much larger than my little problems.