We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.
~ Charles C. West
20 Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have been understood and seen through the things he has made. So they are without excuse;
~ Romans 1:20
When you lose someone, buildings of the heart break like ribbon candy. All the worries of the world fall away and we are faced with the reality of the loss. Things that are petty seem to vaporize and one’s perspective becomes crystal clear, and eyes turn upwards, often through tears. We stop looking at the things that have been bothering us, work, school, relationships gone awry, and we become stronger in many cases, wiser. Our foundations have been shaken.
I know that each time I have lost someone dear, everything else falls away, I am lighter even though my heart is heavy. Creation becomes dearer to me, but dearer still becomes its Creator.
Today, look beyond your loss. As the things of this world fall away, look for the hand of the Creator, in a heritage bulb, a wolf spider, a pollen dusty bee, your neighbor.
Because of Him,