Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dear Mr. Sun

I am ever so thankful for heat you provide our planet so that we may sustain life. I am ever so thankful for the light you provide so that we may see where we are going. I am ever so thankful that you hide for a while so that we may get the rest our bodies need. But REALLY, do you need to be right at eye level as I am trying to merge onto a busy street and remain there during my entire drive into work????

She's sitting at a stop light wondering what the day will bring, that is after her vision returns, the sun is very bright this morning. She finds herself falling into "the stare". You know "the stare", you're conscious of what is going on around you yet your eyes are fixed on one certain point and you can't seem to redirect them, "the stare" feels good to her, relaxing.

There is a semi-truck in the lane beside her. The stare if fixed on a small reflection under the cab of the truck, a reflection of the sun. As she continues to stare at this reflection as it becomes bigger and brighter. The stare does not waver, the stare stays fixed on the reflection under the truck as it becomes bigger and brighter.

The tunnel vision continues as the reflection gets bigger, brighter and changes shape. The world around that spot on the pavement as become a blur - "what is that?", she wonders. Then the traffic light turns green and the truck starts to move. She sees little drops of liquid fall from the truck and the mystery is solved.

That bright reflection of light under the truck, the light that she focused on the entire time she was waiting for traffic to move again reminds her to focus on the one true light that really matters, the light of Jesus Christ. But has she been truly focusing on that Light? No she has not, her focus had altered to the world. She doesn't understand all of the feeling going on inside her right now or why things are happening the way they are, she may never know. That's the problem, the point of focus is the problem.

Focusing on the Light brings peace that surpasses all understanding. Focusing on the Light brings hope and joy in a dark world.

I am ever so thankful Mr. Sun, that you redirected my focus.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Great post!

Praising GOD for a redirected focus.
Blessings, andrea

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Great reminder to not allow our gaze to wander to something meaningless.

I loved the analogy.

Heart2Heart said...

What a beautifully well written post! I love how you used this to tie things into staying focused on what is really important.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Kwana said...

Thank Goodness for the redirection. Beautiful post.

prashant said...

Great reminder to not allow our gaze to wander to something meaningless.
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