Here it is, a day drenched in humidity and scorch of sun. Summer has arrived, taking its time appearing to our northern town.
I’ve handled higher temperatures, but this drape of muggy hangs heavy on my body. I am pulsing with the rays of the sun. But the light feels good on my skin, my face I lift to meet the sky.
Here I am, beginning to arrive.
Sunlight strikes my eyes and skin and I shiver, jolt awake, seeing the trees and grass before me, and the season that has been stretching me, readying me for what is coming. It, too, will arrive before I know it.
I wonder about possibility, for questions both breathed and unsaid. For the becoming who I am created to be, and how just a few fractions of light can create a whole garden.
If I am waiting, am I really in motion?
If we are wanting, are we already full?
//If we lose hope, how do we survive?
If we forget to see the beauty around, won’t our eyes grow dim?
If we close off our hearts, how will love ever begin to bloom again?
So many mountains waiting to push up into the valleys of our souls, hinging on such a small word.
And always, there is more to come, if we are ready to wonder, to delve into that fascinating and slightly terrible question of, “What if?”
What if God just may have wonderful things in stored for us, His beloved children?
What if the dreams that have died and suffocated could be brought to life in new and even more perfect ways?
What if we had the courage to stand in the face of a crusted culture and soften the soil with kindness?
Where can we go in the world to leave a trail of possibility behind us?
Slowly, the clock blinks across the hour, chimes to let me know this moment is marked.
Everything is marked.
Every moment holds more mystery than I usually allow.
If I would open up my mind to see beyond what is in front of me. If I would choose to trust the One who knit me together, listened for His voice and dared to follow where He beckoned… where could I end up?
Where could we all end up if we threw away inhibition and simply leaped in faith?
Where could the road less traveled lead when we step forward and explore.//
Continuing my attempt at the Five Minute Friday weekly writing challenge. Five minutes to write on the assigned topic. Raw and unedited. (Yikes!) This week’s topic: If. // symbolizes where five minutes started and/or stopped.