I am slowly beginning to realize that I am not in control and never was. How easy it is to forget that on the grand time-line of life we humans are late-comers to the party. Yet don’t humans like to take credit for this life that existed billions of years before we appeared?
Author Michael Singer makes this observation: Life rarely unfolds exactly as we want it to. And if we think about it, that makes perfect sense. The scope of life is universal and the fact that we are not actually in control of life’s events should be self-evident. Yet we all continue to think that things should be the way we want them, instead of being the natural result of all the forces of creation God set in motion.
It is only when we surrender the reins of the world back to God and say two important words ” I Surrender” that we feel the weight of the world lifted off of our shoulders.
Madeleine L ‘ Engle explains it best with the expression ” the end of the words.” No longer are we trying to get the last word in… the last word back at God… instead we have reached the point where ” words break down and only silence and adoration remain in God’s Presence. “
So until tomorrow…Let us re- think the word ” surrender” and replace it with “trust” – trust that God can and will take care of us in our greatest hour of need.
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
Happy Birthday to my brother Ben! May God give him the best gift of all-His Presence when needed!