This morning I got on a plane
that had to be de-iced
before we could take off
leaving gray skys and landing in a sunny day.
between my soon to be past
to my new present life,
there is a lot to sort out.
Life is changing and things are going to be different.
No longer will almost everyday begin with a bright blue sky
I will have to buy more shoes
for I will no longer be able
to wear flip flops year round.
I will have to make my own tortillas
and ship my favorite enchilada sauce
What about green chili's!
No longer will I drive on 4 lane freeways
Or dust my house every other day
I will have to make new friends to have tea with
I will have to figure out which way is north, south, east and west.
No longer will I be able to use a mountain
to tell me which direction I am facing.
no longer will I be able to sit in the sun
all day, any day I choose
I know as I feel out my new place,
there will be many things that are not the same,
that will never be the same.
But there are many things
that are constant no matter where I am:
God is present everywhere
God's people are present everywhere
God's creation reveals who He is everywhere
My family loves me
Good friends stay good friends no matter the distance
And whether I can see the sun or not, it is there
One of my favorite flowers is the Sunflower
It is so bright and big
I love how it tracks the sun all day long
It just moves its face so that it is always facing the sun.
My ultimate goal is similar, which is why I love this visual.
I want to be be bright and colorful
I want to track Jesus, God's son, all day long
So no matter where I am,
others can know by my actions who I am facing
Who I love
Who I can not do without
Who I seek all day, every day
Like the Sunflower seeks the sun
I will seek The Son
Even though days may go by without the sun peeking out in my new place
The Son is always present and constant
I pray that I can stay bright
That I can track with Him all day long
That I move when He moves
No matter where I am.
A Psalm of David.
1 The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness of it, the world and they who dwell in it.
2 For He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the currents and the rivers.
3 Who shall go up into the mountain of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted himself up to falsehood or to what is false, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This is the generation [description] of those who seek Him [who inquire of and for Him and of necessity require Him], who seek Your face, [O God of] Jacob. Selah [pause, and think of that]!