A mid-week thought
Grateful appreciation for the writings from Henri Nouwen’s – Dare to Journey, Little snippets surfaced in my mind during the night.
Human beings are seldom satisfied. When things are going smoothly we easily become bored. When we are cold in the winter our hearts and our spirits long for the spring. In the heat of summer often we sigh for just ‘a cool’ breeze. – a touch of winter breath.
We should not be concerned about our human tendency to speak about the open field or dream about it when we are in the darkest forest. Often much activity forces us to long for rest and solitude. Loneliness can push us towards the search for friendship. Some of the most beautiful writings and photographs have come from this longing for the opposite in life to where the person was actually standing.
The most profound thought that came to me from this was………….When we come to the realisation that we are on our own merely creatures…….. Then we must know profoundly our need for the Divine. With a forged and unbreakable link with HIM all these other swings of human longing can have real purpose.
Thankfulness in all circumstances. Not for the circumstances but for
THE PRESENCE OF GOD with us in them.
(If we have chosen to follow the Shepherd)
THANKFULNESS IN OUR HEARTS FOR THIS DAY AND FOR THE REST OF THIS WEEK.
May beauty and Joy touch your life no matter how rocky the pathway!
Blessings and Grace!
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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God with us in all circumstances. For that I am extremely thankful. I enjoyed your list of “opposite” which we pine for.
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