“You put us in charge of your hand-crafted world, repeated to us your Genesis-charge” Psalm 8.6
The morning came just as I remembered. Gentle breezes pushing the morning fog through the street channels, leaving drops of soft rain going in all directions. The streets are quiet at this time of the morning. Buses move silently powered by the cables overhead. People stretch in the park, working to awaken the hidden eddies of the soul.
Why am I here? Is it merely to take a break from the 24 hrs of flying? Compelled to be is the best answer floating across my mind.
Do I have a purpose? Do you? Is this the quest for each in life? Are answers waiting to be found or uncovered? Does it have to be this difficult? Evidently God doesn’t think so.
David discovered the obvious in his psalm. David appears to work with God in applying this in his life. Sure David failed and did terrible things. Yet, God called David a “man after my own heart.” Could the same be true for me?
Is life merely a response to the opportunities of the moment? Nothing more to think about in the future, nothing to be haunted by past. Can the answer to our quest be so clear?
Watching people, reflective in my own world, as the day progressed gave me several illustrations to confirm David’s statement. The travelling garment salesman working the angles with the American flight attendant missed his real opportunity to share grace. The financial analyst, spending most of the flight to New York on the phone, working the angles missed his real opportunity to discover meaning in life. The gentleman at breakfast taking the time to share important things in life with the people he met found something important.
The grandfather and young boy sharing a breakfast know true grace.
You and I share a purpose. God gave each a charge. In addition, He gives us unconditional acceptance and love.
I wonder what I am going to do with it. We have a choice to make.