Awakening a Keen Observer

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Uncertain in between


Although Easter was at a different time of year, this first week after Easter always reminds me of my father. It was at the end of this week that he died. He was young, 73 and I really thought I was going to have him be with my children far longer than he was. He did leave a lasting impression.
And you wonder sometimes if what you do makes any difference in the world. As I've been told, ministry, teaching, medicine, many of these kinds of jobs are those that have been described, 'they are like a tree which has been planted the shade of which you'll never get to enjoy. And that is true. We don't always or often do something that has an immediate result. Being with people makes you know that there are things you can do that make a difference. But most of the time we are not aware of those things. And that is ok.
Becauee all we do we do because we are doing this gift for God/Jesus so that God willknow our love for friends and famileis all across the area. It gives us an opportunity to say...just pass it on. that love from god.
Deep sigh.
Between this place in the next is like an uncertain imbetween. Only uncertain because we are limited by the love we put into everything we do.
Friend, enjoy God's love and pass it on.
Glory be toGod, alleluia! amen

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Holy Saturday

It's been a quiet introspective day..

I've often contemplated how the followers of Jesus felt this day.  It is empty Saturday.  It is not when the tomb was empty...but when we imagine the hearts of the disciples feeling empty, unknowing, fearful, questioning, trying to figure out what in the world they were to do now.  What do you remember he said... What do you remember he said we are to do...where are we to go...where will we be can we go on...
           Too many questions for one night... For all of us to answer every morning...

To be ready to say...this day belongs to God.  Here I am...Send me...use me

Gracious mercy get your in fullest measure.

God abide
Bobbie Giltz McGarey