On this five week (25 days) radiation journey, I have passed the 1/2 way mark. 14 days gone and twelve to still come. Its a good place to rejoice but like a lot of life we can still project to…….12 days still to go. (Oh Dear!).
Each day, I have been asking the Lord to journey with me and during treatment to inspire me to a place I can visit, in my mind. This has been truly wonderful and I have canoed down a river, picked flowers and walked beaches etc etc. The most amazing thing happened this week. Two of the young technicians asked me with a smile……’where are you going today Faye?’ I replied ‘oh Antarctica or to the Arctic. Never been there! ….Lots of ice…not sure what or how. ‘
Like a dream I began with a landscape of miles and miles of ice. It stretched to the horizon (very cold and desolate)…..In my spirit/heart I heard a voice…….’.Find blue ice. Travel carefully but see the Light beyond’. I had no idea what it meant…..The treatment finished. .The girls were fascinated but had no knowledge of blue ice etc. I described a little of what knew I was looking for. (Imagine their faces when I came in and showed them the picture).
I had done a little research and a google search and there was a lot on black ice, dangers of ice, Blue Ice is a drug of considerable danger because of its hidden qualities (ie ICE). Then I found this picture….exactly what I was looking for, in my mind, on the journey. It had an impact of familiarity the moment I saw it. (Such, is the glory and wonder of God’s creativity).
I post it today as an encouragement to all. Wherever you may be in life……….. know that the desolate places all can have pockets, places, of astonishing beauty.
Shalom Peace! May you journey with faith and Hope.