I often see key words as I experience a photograph. In the process, I find myself in a life lesson exercise of the markers Divinity leaves around me. In today’s sunrise, there were notations written and left on display. As individuals interacted and live out public lives, examples and telltales were offered to anyone watching and listening. All around us are Divine markers, each telling a story, leaving us with lessons, and pointing us to something greater than ourselves.
Far too often, I realize I have stopped looking. I let life’s busyness and stress get to me, forgetting that it is in the Divine markers left along my journey that I will find guides to living with care and kindness. Yesterday, I was asked if I had time. With my eyes focused on my computer screen, my mind buried in what I was writing, I hear the question as a whisper from a distance. My initial inclination was to ignore it, to focus on my priority at hand. As I looked up, prepared to say the words, I saw expectant and hopeful eyes. I paused. In that pause, I experienced Divinity’s love and teaching.
Consistency is a challenge, in every relationship, across each day, and in the moment that is now. I have come to appreciate how important patience and forgiveness is, especially for me with myself. I expect to be perfect. While I rarely achieve that goal for more than a moment, it is in creating space and time for reflection that I discover the choice which has already been with us. The example is here to follow; “Everything God does is right—the trademark on all his works is love.” (Psalm 145.17). As I accept God’s love for me, Her kindness when I least deserve it, I find myself encouraged to let go after learning from the past and be fully. In the present, filled with intentional care and kindness.
As today dawns, I have learning markers to understand where I am and Divine markets to guide me to where I want to be.