Awakening a Keen Observer

Sunday, July 04, 2010

The 4th from my window

On a high floor in the Hilton Garden Inn in Minneapolis I have been watching some pretty impressive fire work displays. At one point I could see 4 different ones on the horizon. Quite cool. This year I missed the OOuuuuuuu Ahhhhhh factor when you are sharing the fire works with others. I spent the afternoon with a dear friend catching up after not having had a chance to visit in several years. It was refreshing and affirming and down right fun!

Do we all to often in our lives look out at the world from a 'window' that protects us from the 'others'? Do we all to often sit back and see how others are expressing their gifts and say good work without trying ourselves to use our own gifts?

Do you remember the old country song--"You can't be a beacon if your light don't shine there's a little light in all of us by God's design. You can't be a beacon if your light don't shine."

Perhaps one of the things in community we can do for one another relates to that light within. We can help others have their light shine if we take off the shade, turn on the lamp and plug into the power supply.
The shade would be those things that cover up the other person's light. Sometimes they might not even know they are covered. Sometimes they don't know that they have a light. Sometimes they are afraid that their light would not compare with others. Our job as community is to remove the shade.
Turn on the lamp. There are folks who don't try to light the world around them. They would rather stumble in the dark or cause others to stumble. But when the Light is turned on in us there isn't anything else we can do...but shine! Shine and illumine the world around them.
Plug into the power supply! I imagine you have guessed where I'm going with this don't you? I am talking about the source of the power, God's presence in our lives. God's love in our lives just waiting for us to plug into it and receive the charge that comes. God's lives in us and our job in community is to alert others to the ever present power of God.

Ok, well I'm going to think on this some. You chime in with the comment place at the end of this musing.

In the meantime

God abides
Oh thanks be to God

Bobbie Giltz McGarey


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