This morning I opened my eyes, rolled out of bed onto the floor, and onto my knees, to pray. This is a morning and nightly ritual in our family. My kids are adults now, but the last thing I say to them at night is, “Say your prayers, on your knees.”
I always begin my prayer with … “Thank you, Lord, for waking me up this morning …” but after saying those words this morning, my prayer was cut short as I jumped up and ran to my office to pen the piece below. (By the way, I did return to finish my morning prayer).
THE UNCERTAINTY OF LIFE
We lie down, but we don’t know if we’re going to wake up.
We leave the house, without the certainty that we’ll ever return.
We get behind the wheel of a car
Not to go far…
Just a few blocks from home.
But, who could have known
There’d be a drunk driver on the same road that day?
We befriend who will become our best friend, and we’re sure their loyalty to us is impenetrable.
But then, they betray us in the worst way …
The unspeakable is their crime.
‘Til this day, we can’t talk about it.
We meet and marry the person we are sure will walk with us … ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ –
But then, they break our heart.
The unimaginable pain left behind is too much to forgive,
So we part.
We bear children and make plans for their future.
Our dreams are what we hope theirs will be.
But then, they grow up, into their own minds, and begin to dream their own dreams for their lives.
And we, well, we have to live with what their dreams produce.
It is of little use
To fight them on their dreams.
We plan for them to marry those who will love and cherish them … protect them.
But what they bring home to us are those who hurt and abuse them.
So, we pray and ask God to watch over and blanket them with his protection, for ultimately they belong to him and are only on loan to us.
Trust … we must.
Such is the uncertainty of life.
There are but a few wonders of life that we can be sure of…
The rain comes from the clouds
The moon lights up the sky
The sun comes up each day
We’ll live and then we’ll die.
I hope you enjoyed this piece of what I call a life reflection. Every thought, gave me pause.