This is the day
That the Lord has made
I will rejoice
And be glad in it!
Posts tagged ‘awakening’
This is the day
In the midst of a zero degree day
It helps to recognize daily seasons.
I’m not stuck in the winter when
The day progresses for different reasons.
Awaken to spring
Now pause for a few moments
See blossoming life.
Focus in mid-day
Smell fruitful summer‘s ripening
Invite new fullness.
Autumn‘s letting go.
Move to the darkness
Experience winter‘s call
Be still and know God.
A Selection of True Awakening Experiences Part III
Vibrancy After the Awakening
Awakening to the coming of death
Is a True Awakening experience.
Much as I love the colors of autumn,
I realize these leaves are on their way out.
The vibrancy of fall leaves
Reminds me of the sudden, unexpected
Alertness of both my parents
Just before they left this earth.
Dad was unable to speak,
But his face shone and a tear
Trickled down his cheek as
He blinked in response to my question.
He squeezed my hand and blinked
When I asked him, “Will I see you
When I get to Heaven someday?”
That affirmation fills my heart always.
Mom was aware that she was breathing
Her last earthly breaths when she whispered,
“Go home. You have a big day tomorrow.
You need your rest. I am ready to go!”
Even though I tried to convince her
That it doesn’t work that way,
That God doesn’t take orders, and she
Can’t tell him, “Get my room ready!”
She knew. She was ready. And He better
Come now – – – and have that spot for her
Next to her beloved husband of 60 years
Ready for her heavenly occupancy.
Sure enough. I received a call saying
She had breathed her last breath
That night – and her True Awakening
Was in that room – ready and waiting.
Mom and Dad are as vibrant today
As the bright orange aspen in autumn.
The blink, the squeeze, and the last of
The Mother-Daughter instructions live on!
Go home! You have a big day tomorrow.
You need your rest, so be prepared.
Get the room ready… guests are coming.
And you must be prepared for their