Saturday, October 5, 2019

Mountains in real life


29/102019
A lesson in rest and contentment
 
What is visible in front of me is a calm blue lake with mountains around. Though there are multiple series of mountain peaks ahead, I can only see one or two lines of them, rest are clouded out. The last three days have been days of waiting - waiting in anticipation for clouds to part. To part and move away so that the snow peaked series of mountains can be seen.

A picture of my life. There is the present peace and calmness around me. There are enough visible mountains around in my sphere of vision and in my life, which is an assurance of the stability I have experienced over years.

But my eyes are on the clouds, hoping and waiting for it to pass on. So that I can see beyond what is visible, the hope of something better, the anticipation of something greater and more majestic. All because I had once seen it - in our last visit - and it makes me desirous again.

Oh that I may rest in the given calming presence of the lake and the visible peaks today, being assured that the given is enough for today.

30/09/2019
Reflecting on Hope

The desire to see the snowcapped mountains despite being covered by clouds, was a lesson in hope. “Hoping against hope” - a term that was used to describe the faith and hope of Abraham - was what we started off with, today.

Hoping against hope because of the clouds around. Hope also because there was one snow peaked peak that we saw early in the morning. It is such past experiences that gives us hope!

But it turned out to be a “hope that disappointed”. There were no snow peaked mountains to see. The clouds were covering most peaks. Because the hope was not one based on “unchanging word” but an “ever changing climate”.
At the same time, it was a journey of “Hope that did not disappoint”. Though what was hoped for was not there, there was the refreshing clean air, the winds and the views around that refreshed the soul. Because of the creation that declares the glory of the creator.

Hope that does not disappoint comes from a surety of the one who gives us hope. Surety of unexpected experiences that would refresh one’s soul. The assurance that even our corrupted shallow and selfish desires God can sanitize and use to refresh our souls.

Question I was left with - Is my hope for shallow issues and that refresh my soul only, or for His Kingdom to come in to this world that is His?

1/10 2019

But the hope did not disappoint!

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Mountains in real life

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