Thursday, January 07, 2010
Perhaps we are like this drop of water. We plop ourselves against heaven's door, awaiting entrance for an answer. And then we sit there. And sit there. And wait. Eventually, part of us sees through the 'air layer' and we gain a bit of understanding....if we are lucky....and learn patience as a byproduct! But whoa...wait! We are bounced back to earth time and time again. The explanation for the droplet bouncing is that the surface tension is the quality of the liquid that causes the surface layer of that liquid to behave like an elastic sheet.
So what is the surface tension of heaven, I wonder.
So why all the bouncing? Could it be because we need to bounce back and forth...always returning to that water, the life giving element, for answers, for comfort, for peace? And then to be embraced with good answers, good truths....what a nice way to live.
We believe that God's time is different than ours. One day with God is like 1000 years here on earth. So in slow motion, the drop reveals so much more than actual time does. Perhaps if we could slow down each moment, each thought, each act, each opinion...perhaps we would have revealed to us so many more intriguing things.
Ah....Susan! There's that element of patience you do so need. Hmmmmmmmm.