Poem by Brunhilde Luken, taken from her book My Walk with Christ, A Spiritual Journey.
I gave up trying to understand the world
Every time I try It’s just too complicated
I look here, then there
Why, why Lord
Where did I go wrong?
I look again
Amazingly a whole different window opens
There are stars, the sun and the moon
There are trees, flowers and a great variety of animals
And many people happily walking along
Another window opens
I see good things and bad things
A storm came and closed them all
I just stood there empty and waited
He gently put His Hand on my shoulder
Just do all I ask of you
Be all I want you to be
Then leave the worry to me
I put my life into His Hands every day. Life is such a gift, a gift I treasure.
John 8:12 “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life.”
Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and he with me.”
Lent is a season to take time and renew our faith and our commitment to our Lord. A time to contemplate on the scripture, the word of God. It will help us to prepare for the Holy Week.
The attached painting, I created from a vision I received as I contemplated on His light. I take an hour of rest in the afternoon, quiet time, as I entered this twilight zone of not sleeping and not being fully alert, I felt being so carried by His Light. I saw the painting in front of me. I knew I must capture this image.
I truly feel this is a Gift from the Lord. I ask you to put distance between you and the picture and just sit with the Lord while gazing at the painting. See what He will reveal to you.
As I prepare for Easter by reading scripture, I am also re-reading Early Will I Seek You, A 40 Day journey in the Company of Augustine by David Hazard and Can You Drink the Cup? by Henry J. M. Nouwen. These are two wonderful books to refresh our mind and to contemplate on the word.
God loves the world. God wants all human beings to come to know the truth. God desires the world to be saved. Therefore, He sent His only begotten Son to come into the world and give His Life for all of us.
John 3: 16, 17 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not parish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.”
Let us also spend time with the suffering Christ as we prepare for the Holy Week to help us to put love and light into the world.
May God bless you and keep you safe.
Love, your friend Brunhilde