If These Walls Could Speak 4

26 May

What is real? And how do I know?
Is life just one big magic show?
Find the pea under the walnut shell.
Watch closely, my friend, for your eyes will tell
exactly which one covers the prize.
Trust your instincts, they never lie.

When I picked up this photograph from the developer, the woman
behind the counter looked at it for a moment and then commented:
“That sky is really beautiful.” She was pointing toward the blue water.
I said, “Well, that’s the water you’re looking at.” And she came back:
“No it isn’t. That’s sky.” I started to say: “Lady, I was there,” but
I thought better of it.

Is it a blatant understatement to say that life is confusing,
even complicated? Life turns on a dime. Just when you think you’ve
got it figured out, off it goes in a different direction. And especially
in these days of recovery from political chaos and medical
nightmares, it’s tough to know what to do.

I heard something this morning that helps me in the midst of
confusion. May I share it with you?
“Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer.
You shall cry for help and he will answer: Here I am.
The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your
needs in parched places…you will be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.
Your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up
foundations of many generations.
You shall be called the repairer of the breach,
the restorer of streets to live in.” (Isaiah 58:9-12)

The repairer of the breach.
The reconciler of divisions.
The restorer of stability.

Yours first…and then for everyone else around you.
May it be so.

One Response to “If These Walls Could Speak 4”

  1. Susan Zimmerman May 26, 2021 at 4:51 pm #

    Roger interesting story about the clerk who insisted that was blue sky when it is clearly blue water. Right not to have argued! Loved your posting!

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