Sunday, August 31, 2008

A Beautiful Morning - Celebrate

I wake this morning to see the beautiful sunrise. It glitters through the leaves and the blue jays seem to dance among the rays of light and the leaves of the trees as a gentle, almost undetectable breeze flows by. There is beauty in the stillness of the morning that is soothing to the soul. God is present and provides a reassuring Peace that no matter what the day may hold, all will be well.

I look forward to the unfolding beauty of the new day.

I woke up leaving a silly dream behind. Someone I know dressed in an outfit that was a cross between what Maria made out of the curtains for the children in the Sound of Music and that of a leprechaun...He was singing in a new children's television program....reminiscent of the Friendly Giant...bizarre, yet mildly amusing. Dreams are really interesting phenomena...

I read the Word this morning and reflected upon how I made a posting not too long ago on the same topic. Unity in the Body of Christ. How we are to build each other up and not strive or compete against one another. Sometimes we are too insecure to do this, we are overwhelmed by our own problems and need to shut out the needs of others. We cannot think clearly enough to deal with others, so they seem to become toxic to our souls, a distraction, or a painful reminder that we are not alone on this spinning globe.

What else will this day hold? Yesterday, I shared laughter with family and friends. Today, I pray to share more...Tomorrow, well...I will let tomorrow be. Time to live in the now. This is the last Sunday of the summer holidays for us. School starts this week for the kids and myself. We all have mixed feelings about going back. But for today, we celebrate. Celebrate this new day, the wonders of God, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the fellowship we have with one another. Fellowship is a beautiful thing, messy and frustrating at times, but a beautiful thing overall.

May you celebrate this day also, rejoice in the Lord, be encouraged, and know that you are not alone - God is with you, wherever you are.

Smiles and Blessings to your day!

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