Today began as an oil-painting. Intense colors brushed on the horizon, grays, yellows, orange, a little pink and a smattering of Florida blues and greens. The amazing part is that I couldn’t find any reds! I was looking for them, thinking all the while of the old warning of “red in the morning gives sailors warning”, but they just were not there. There have been so many times over the past few months where the warning signs were out, red and yellow flags waiving furiously, and I blissfully walked on by, nothing penetrating my passionate intensity to achieve old and obsolete goal.
This morning summarized the journey. The darkness that comes in starting a journey worthy of our attention; confusion reigns, uncertainty looms. Faith in others, in the process, and in your self is critical. As things progress light begins to creep in. This morning there were light brush strokes that quickly became intense statements of color against an ever lightening backdrop. Embedded in these colors are warning signs, yet they are only there if one is aware and looking for them. I doubt that many of those working with me saw the same Dutch sunrise as I did. This gives me the opportunity to carry hope for others, confidence in what’s ahead. But what about those mornings that I wasn’t aware, didn’t look, and blissfully went out on my own?
Divinity reaches out to you and me, communicating within the context of our freedom and choice. We can be aware, respond to, and live the dream. We also have the freedom to sleep in, travel ignorantly, and do things on our own. Both options and many in between are on the table for us to choose. Doing nothing is a choice all in its own right. John’s words are a dawn that many miss. You and I have seen the words and now have the opportunity to carry the message; courage, it isn’t always an easy task.
“I give fair warning to all who hear the words of the prophecy of this book.” (Revelation 22.18)