Today, the sun is shining outside my patio door. Today finds me excited about the future, and it begins with a leisurely coffee, interacting with scripture and with my God.
If you're interested ... here's what I wrote today ... unedited ... starting with the scripture segment that jumped out at me. It's from the ancient prophet Isaiah, looking forward to a time that has not yet come.
"Neither animal nor human will hurt or kill on my holy mountain. The whole earth will be brimming with knowing God-Alive, a living knowledge of God, ocean-deep, ocean-wide."
When I imagine this - it is peaceful and safe, yes. But not at all boring. Not even serene. It is filled with adventure and life and excitement; my energy doesn't have to be used to fight evil, prevent pain. Rather, I can live - "live all the days of my life," as I heard (one of my heroes) say once.
"Brimming" is a word with action, so close to tipping, spilling over, flooding. It has anticipation in it, excitement.
"Knowing God-alive" - how could that be anything but amazing and living?
"Ocean-deep, ocean-wide" - the exploration would never stop. The adventure, the learning, the discovery would be unending.
My God, there is nothing I love more than an adventure. Plunging into something new, swimming around in there, discovering its nuances and complexities. To do this without the weariness of the world we are in - wow. Smiling in anticipation.
Happy Monday to you.