I pray that this is the beginning of a beautiful journey amidst the sacred and secular. A discovery of the ‘both/and’ of God (and of life.)
Maybe it’s just me, but there seems to be an autocorrect feature in my brain. When I say to myself, “I think I’ll fast today,” it pipes up; “Did you mean you want a slice of pizza?” When I say, “I’m going to spend a few hours writing.” it responds; “Did you mean you want to watch a movie?” Adult onset Attention Deficit Disorder. And so I am thankful for a week of time away from my busy church life to immerse myself into the quietly riotous season called Autumn.
As I look out at the colors of fall, I am overwhelmed by a sense of gratitude. Not only for being able to have this place and this time away (by God’s grace) but for everything. For every smell and every leaf crackle. For the cool mountain breeze that gently tears the colorful leaves from their branches and for their dance in the air on their way to the ground. The words to Chris Tomlin’s song “Indescribable” keep rolling through my head:
From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings.
All exclaiming—Indescribable! Uncontainable!
I need to be reminded of this majestic God who creates and sustains it all and yet bids me come and lay my weary head upon His shoulder and breathe in Peace. Both/and.