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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 286: Lake sitter

Today's Reading: Matthew 13, Luke 8

I know I should blog all about parables today, but I just can't get past the first words in Matthew 13.
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.

This morning the mist is coming up off my lake. A blue heron took wing. The tall grasses are waving in the breeze and a turtle is swimming with her nose in the air.

We focus so much on the world of humans we know that we forget there is a whole other part of the world depending upon God's sustaining power. I always think of the incarnation as an act on behalf of humans, but I never thought of the rest of creation longing to "see" its Creator. Until today. I'm sure Jesus wanted to spend some time with his masterpiece also.

Maybe today, we need to take Matthew 13: 1 to heart and be like Jesus.

Jesus was a lake sitter. He found rest in the lapping of the water, in the feel of the welcoming give of the sand beneath him, in the delight of the aqua world before him.

Too bad the sixth day creatures had to interrupt his communion with the previous five day creatures and elements. Youngest children can be very demanding.

Humans are like that. We like to burst in on each other and then expect to be the center of attention.

Let's go to the lake and learn some new lessons.

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