Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Way I See It: Work

Photo prompt from Molly at Close to Home : Work.

So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;  for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.

~Philippians 2:1-13~



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My work in this season of life is learning to say goodbye.  Until Christmas, or until eternity.  Letting go while still loving deeply, keeping my hands and my heart open; it is the hardest job I have ever done.


 Sisters, 1985

Layers of loss make it tempting to close up, batten down the hatches, harden my heart.  But I want to keep loving, to look life in the face, all the good, the bad, and the ugly, and to still say yes to what God has for the future.  

 

I want to celebrate while I still have breath.  There is so much Life happening here, and I don't want to miss out because I am too weary to see the party right in front of me.  I know I will regret it if I don't hear the music and start dancing.

3 comments:

MagistraCarminum said...

Lovely meditation, Diane!

Molly Sabourin said...

Diane, Diane, I'm so happy to have found your blog. Your reflections and photos are right up my alley, I tell you. I love the verse you started with. Thanks for sharing!

Mary: said...

Di, Thank you so much for this post. It deeply resonates with me: saying goodbye, letting go, keeping heart and hands open when one feels like closing down and hardening up. One can be divorced and abandoned while still married, one can die while still living, . . . one can choose to live instead. I'm glad you are choosing life, choosing the music and stepping to the dance. Love to you.