Monday, October 26, 2009

I don't know about anybody else but...

I don't know about anybody else. I know that in my vision, one face stands out, one heart sits quietly at a deep level of peace, but layered with an unsettled discontent because she wants to do so much for her God.

I don't know about anybody else, but in my vision I see someone so able and willing to love another without hesitation, yet unsure if anybody outside of the obligated few, love her because they know her, or just because she is a sister. One face wonders if surviving blow after social blow from the enemy is about learning to endure loneliness especially when orchestrated by another, or if there is perhaps a flaw inside that is so big it truly repels the embrace of the others.

I don't know about anybody else, but in my vision I see a heart big enough to walk from here to there with anyone else that is available, not standing to wait for a chosen one for accompaniment.

From where I sit, this heart reflects a fullness of the Spirit that will burst without release, while simultaneously breaking with the injustice or tragedy upon another.

I don't know about anybody else, but I see tenderness and true humility, choosing God even when he is calling for discomfort, rejected and turning to love again, immediately.

I don't know about anybody else, but from where I stand, 40 or 400 or 4000 women in the room does not mask, confuse or reduce the glow that makes this woman shine for her savior. It is not a microphone, committee position or charisma that makes her presence memorable. She could not hide herself from view if she wanted to.

You see she is her Savior's daughter, so connected to the vine, sticking so close, when you look her direction, it is difficult to see where her father ends and she begins. Where others have ventured out for a little sunshine of their own, she is content in the shade of his stature, bearing fruit according to his every instruction.

"Be not deceived...", "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.."

I don't know about anybody else...but I have witnessed some shining. The noonday sun does nothing differently from what it did at midnight, it is consistant in its heat and light day after day after day. position in relationship to some holy shining has left me humbled and changed.

I don't know about anybody else...but I have been blessed and challenged to live the same, love the same and grab hold a little tighter to the One who has pressed such an image into my heart and friend into my life.

1 comment:

Julie O said...

I love this!