Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sunday Musing 29/ Gift in the sky

     Today has been a difficult day.  At church something triggered some depressing thoughts and I've been battling them all day.  I had a choir rehearsal late this afternoon, and on the way there I reminisced about the beautiful big, open sky I saw on our trips west the past few years.  I loved that sky!  I was feeling melancholy (even though a little voice in the back of my head said I wouldn't like South Dakota right now...barren, bleak and cold.....).
     I soon began directing the church choir and forgot all about the sky.  When I left I looked to the west and saw a spectacular sunset.  It was gorgeous--washes of hot pink, orange, lavender and gray.  While I watched the colors peaked.  I then remembered what I had been thinking about before the rehearsal.  Ha, ha, I thought...all is not lost!  I'll gratefully take this gift!

Monday, January 6, 2014

2014 Beginning

I've been pondering light and today it settled into a personal message for me.  My motto for this year is "Let there be light".  So far this means choosing the right and allowing myself to feel good about myself.  It means not feeding mediocrity.  It means getting in touch with feelings again.  My this is a heavy post.....mostly for me, I guess.  And all of this is still evolving in my head!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday Musings 28/A Beginning

     In preparation for a church class I attend, I have started reading the creation story.  I felt impressed with verse 3 of Genesis which states "And God asaid, Let there be blight: and there was light". What happened after the earth was created, before any life as we define it?  The power had to be turned on.
     I believe light is the power source of both physical and spiritual life.  The sun feeds the earth with the former, and the Light of Christ is a source of the latter.  
     It's hard to describe what the Light of Christ is; some call it our conscience.  Perhaps it is the source of our awareness of right and wrong and that unknown but sensed belief in God. Maybe some would define it as a light of goodness. In any case, if we recognize it and follow it, we will find light within ourselves, and we will want to share it.  I believe that eventually it will lead us to God.
     "Let there be light" implies that God does not want us to be in darkness all the time, both physically and spiritually.  Spiritual light can be discovered by looking for it; by believing it is and acting in faith.  We can do that through prayer, meditation, and studying Scriptures.  We are also aided by looking for the good around us and acting upon it; by being good!
     We also need to learn about God.  That entails studying the Scriptures; they are the best source for information about the nature of God.  A study of God will lead us to learning about his commandments to men and the need to follow them in order to fully know Him.  As we follow the Light of Christ in deed and thought, we can eventually experience the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) which will give us a firm witness of the reality of God.
      Oh, how we need more light!  I suppose my explanation here is very simplistic, but sometimes it's good to go back to the basics.  Basic truths form a strong foundation.

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In addition to being a violist, I am a wife and mother (three sons). I dabble in writing, handwork, sewing and photography.