Saturday, September 3, 2016

Bending Low


"I saw what I saw and I can't forget it.  I heard what I heard and I can't go back.  I know what I know and I can't deny it.  Something on the road, cut me to the soul..."
Sara Groves          

I have been trying to teach my oldest son the art of slowing down his mind.  It is something that every soul needs to learn and relearn.  When our minds slow, they focus.  When they focus, they detect the unnoticed.  When they detect the unnoticed, they run right into the very face of God.  And when this happens, a decision must be made.  Will I accept this God reality, or will I close my eyes to Him and pass on by?  

And when you accept, what an unraveling of the mystery of the Holy takes place right in that moment!  He wraps a heart in Truth and Grace, and opens eyes even wider that go even deeper to see Him more clearly than before.  And then...the world changes.  Suddenly, life looks different.  People look different.  Love looks different. It grows immeasurably and hope springs forth with a knowledge that Jesus provided you with the means to find this holy redemption.  Jesus, friend of sinners, breathes the God breath of true life into your soul.  The soul grows in unmeasurable ways linking arms with the Savior.  And in every valley of difficulty, the soul grows in love and in connection with Christ.

But, if you pass on by, the world becomes colder.  People become harder around the edges.  Love escapes you, and life becomes a selfish pursuit.  The hard moments get grittier, and the dark gets heavier.  Living becomes about managing the days; going for gain and surviving the races.  It may be sprinkled with cheer from time to time, but inwardly a soul feels its own shrivel.  And the soul will shrivel and wrinkle and parch dry for lack of love.

Do you know that Love is bending low from our Creator God to touch the souls of the paused person? Can you pause?  Can you slow your racing spirit and allow yourself a moment to be embraced by your Creator?



1 comment:

  1. So true. Learning how to slow down our mind and see everything/everyone properly even when things are kind of crazy around us is so hard. I prefer the my surroundings to be slow too!

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