Wednesday, August 15
i actually went alone this time, which i've not done before. it was a bit scary but mostly glorious. this summer has really taught me how to be alone and be ok with it and really use that time to my advantage. that i am never truely alone because He is always with me. to quiet my soul and listen to it's Lover. that i am not dependent on anyone except Him. as i'm back at school, i'm already finding it hard to remember these lessons from the summer and apply them. i'm such a busy-body and it can be hard to find myself with alone time and nothing in particular to get done. He's still working on me, and i'm excited for all He'll teach me in that area and others this year.
now you're probably wondering, 'ok, so there was a cloud in the way and the sun went behind it for a bit and came back out, big deal'... but the first thing it reminded me of was the Son. how for so long so many years ago He was hidden (before Jesus on earth). He was present and you could even start to see His Light, but His body was hidden. and then, bursting forth in glorious light, He came on earth and was no longer hidden (Jesus on earth). there was no denying His glory, but He was soon hidden again (Jesus went back to heaven). this is the time we live in now, knowing the Light and seeing it's evidence, but the Source is hidden. but soon, He will return (the second coming)! right now we can see His rays peeking from behind the clouds. and someday soon He will burst forth once again, never to be hidden again! i don't know about you, but i'm pretty freakin stoked for that day!
side note: it also strikes me that our eyes can't fully comprehend the light of the sun so we see spots and can even go blind if we stare at it too long, in a similar way we can't fully comprehend the Son! that might be a weird connection in my brain that doesn't really make sense, but whatever...