Sometimes massive stuff happens to us and knocks us right off our feet. Sometimes there is nothing we can do about it. Some things are just too big
I don’t know about you but I want to contribute to life – I want a chance to give something of myself: to God, to my ‘neighbour’, to creation.
This is not just about God knowing what was going on and having a plan – though this is incredible in itself. The psalmist proclaims that YOU knit me together. God, THE LORD, I AM, Alpha and Omega, King of Kings… knitting me?
One of the patients we visited was a small baby who was waiting for a liver transplant. The poor little lad was full of tubes, and a strange shade of yellow. As we walked into the room his parents jokingly asked what blood type I was – to see if I would share a piece of my liver! And this set me thinking… why not?
I was broken, and I was furious. How could this happen? How could he do that? How could society allow that? How could God allow that?
I make no claim to literary genius, I am just beginning to peel back the oppression of ‘adulthood’ to let my creativity loose!
Waves of Grace
As I swim my life matches the rise and fall of the waves…
We spend (/waste) so much of our lives thinking and working or being anxious or proud based on the past or the future – both of which are often irrelevant to life, and cripple our ability to live in this moment. ‘God speed’ is not necessarily progress at a spectacular rate – it is acceptance of existence in the moment. Living…right now.