On this, the last day of the year 2010, let us remember to come together in our hearts, and accept who we are to each other. Everyone on earth is part of the that same wonderful energy of love, light, and truth known as GOD, The Source, Father. Whatever you want to call that energy, we are all in it. In GOD we live, move, and have our being, (Acts 17:28).
We Live in God By Rev. Lynn James, LMHC
“In God we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28
A baby bird had just learned to fly. “Father bird,” she asked, “Where is the Sky?” Father bird thought then and said with a smile, “All around you my child, for mile upon mile. Sky is the place where we spread our wings, where we float on the breeze, with the songs that we sing. Sky is neither here nor there; sky my child is everywhere.”
A baby fish in the ocean so wide, asked mother fish, “Where is the tide?” Mother fish thought and then said with a smile, “All around you my child, for mile upon mile. The tide is the place where we swim and we play, where we breathe and we rest, where we live out our days. The tide is neither here nor there; the tide, my child, is everywhere.”
A sapling broke through the forest’s soft floor, growing and stretching then growing some more. No longer a seed buried deep in the earth, it stood under the oak that had given it birth. The tree child waved its branches around and wondered out loud, “Where is the ground?” The mother oak thought and said with a smile, “All around you my child, for mile upon mile. The ground is beneath us, holding us all; it is where we began and where one day we’ll fall. The ground is neither here nor there; the ground, my child, is everywhere.”
A child had just finished her good-night prayer; she turned to her father and asked “Daddy where, where is God, and is Grandma there too? Is God way up high in the sky so blue?” Her father thought and then said with a smile, “All around you my child, for mile after mile. God is not far, God’s as near as your breath, as close as a hug; God holds both life and death. God carries the fish and the ocean so deep, God holds you awake and God rocks you asleep. God’s arms are stretched out beyond even the sky; God is wind for the wings of the birds as they fly. As the ground holds tight to the roots of a tree, so God holds tightly to you and to me. All love and all life in the universe so grand, God holds all that is while holding your hand. God is neither here nor there; God, my child, is everywhere.”
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.
Novelist and poet, Ben Okri
Bring love forth from your hearts and let’s create our beautiful world together. Let’s move past the suffering we may have endured, all disappointments can be left in the dust, kick up our heels, and move on with our capacity and desire to create a wonderful world together, from love. It is what we came here to do. In truth, love, and light. Namaste, and may peace prevail in our universe.