Fellowship with the Lord is very humbling. For all that one is and all that one could be is exposed. There is no hiding when one comes to the cross.
Finishing the walk, I was mindful of the seeds scattered in the soil of mind and heart.
It took the better part of the day, thinking and searching for a theme to memorialize today; the theme was found in a song by Paul Oakley, Be Lifted Up. In 2011 I trust the Lord to cultivate and give root to what is for his good pleasure, in my life and in the lives of dads and moms everywhere, seeking to allow Christ to be lifted up in their lives so they and their children will have a clear vision of their destination. As the early evening of today is upon us, I find myself reflecting on a section of today's reading:
Do not love the world or the things of the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. - 1 John 2:15
From this scripture is born the prayer that our fellowship with Christians everywhere be unified to strengthen and cultivate what matters for this generation and the next.
A simple walk under the blue sky of our creator. A simple purpose guided by the light of his spirit. May our Lord be lifted up.