This morning I arise and wipe sleep from my eyes. Slumbering steps move me slowly towards the nook in the couch, the place where I think and write and listen.
Life direction moving forward? Check.
Hold those whom I love close to your heart, Lord. Prayers made…
Worry kept at bay? Check
A sliver of sun seeps in through the window blind. I fall silent. Then, unexpectedly, fresh insights stun. Nothing I haven’t already heard, just perspective’s delivery for the day:
“Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it.
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman keeps awake in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early,
To retire late,
To eat the bread of painful labors;
For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep.” –Psalm 127:1-2
To my chagrin, the nuances of faith change. No longer do I think that it all depends upon me.
I glance down at my hands and imagine bruised thumbs from hammering where faith has fled. I wonder over the folly of human ambition and worrying and striving.
The pendulum on the wall clock swings and ticks ever so softly, reminding me of time cloaked in finiteness. Belief tiptoes back through my mind, and I surrender…to perspective.
This post is linked to L.L. Barkat’s blog series
11 Replies to “Perspective”
Beautiful post, photo and poem. Hoping your day will slowly fill with faith.
Thanks so much Thedesertrocks. He is so faithful to fill my day with new faith. I appreciate your encouraging comments because I’m sure they provide some of that faith.
Wonderful post, JoDee. The photos with it are lovely. The thoughts revealed in it are inspiring. I love Psalm 127. Blessings to you…
Carol Ann, thanks for the wonderful comment. I hope my thoughts and photos will inspire others. Somehow that makes my life journey more worthwhile.
When there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day, thanks for the reminder that the Lord works even while we sleep and how humbling, but freeing, to realize that it doesn’t all depend on me.
I’m with you on that comment. There aren’t enough hours in the day. I like to think that the Lord still works His will somehow. I’ve wondered what has been happening with you.
Profound words on perspective. I’ve had a lot of chances lately to change my perspective. You’d think I’d learn. Thanks for sharing… and thanks for linking my blog to yours!
Getting back into the swing of blog reading and I never disappointed here.
The second shot has such a warm yet for some reason historic feel. Was that taken on one of your trips?
slamdunk, I just took this picture at a wedding this past weekend. The place is Westlake Village Inn, West Lake Village, CA. I should add a caption. It’s so nice to see you back in cyberspace full force.
Beautiful thoughts and photos JoDee. I love following where your mind goes on a particular day and how you share those thoughts in such descriptive words.
flyingma, thank you so much for this comment. I often wonder whether my thoughts come across clearly for those reading them. It feels good to know that you get me.