Oh God, I’m not sure you’re a blog reader, but what if you are?
I just wanted to tell you, in this public space, that if there’s any way you could open our eyes a bit, even temporarily, and allow us to see a bit of the deeper things of what you’re doing, that might help us.
It seems we go about assessing the value and weighing the outcome of your influence based on the circumstantial and tangible.
I’m pretty sure that’s hardly a glimmer of what’s really going on, and subject to vast misinterpretation, if nothing else, just due to the constant discomfort such things bring to our lives, even if they’re offering temporary pleasure.
Moreover, I’m pretty sure that what’s really going on, and what really matters, and what really draws us into this saga of your reigning power, is active in deeper places; mostly dark, unseen, cavernous depths where the foundations of your creation are moored and alive beyond imagination. And I’m pretty sure the chiefest elements of those depths are in us.
We get confused. We start to believe the evidence of boiling water – the unwieldy, random, violent bubbles rising to the surface – are also the intended product of the boiling. That can’t be true. They’re just the by-product of the heat. The heat, and its effects, are producing the transformation. The bubbles are just evidence that something’s happening, and they’re subject to vast misinterpretation.
They’re like a dying man on a cross.
If that’s all we see, then when the earthquake comes and the rain starts to fall, we run to our homes without a concern other than keeping our heads dry and making sure our favorite knickknacks didn’t fall off the shelves.
So, it would be great if you could just let us see more for a bit, or feel more, and then maybe we could shake ourselves free enough to be a bit more enthusiastic about what you’re doing.
We get weary and confused, Lord. I’m sure I’m telling you nothing new with this. You get it, I’m sure.
I’m glad you’re gracious about it.