Horizons

imageHorizons.  Is it the end of something or the beginning, or a continuation? Living on an island, I understand that beneath my feet are miles of volcanic rock, pools of filtered aquifers, and molton lava somewhere.  When I dive into the sea that surrounds the island I’m  diving into the seawater that leads down into the depths of the ocean I can never fully explore.  I’ve been fascinated with horizons lately.  I wondered what are some words used to define the word ‘horizon’ anyway?  The Merriam-webster.com website uses, “apparent junction, range of perception or experience, something to be attained, distinct layers”*.  Perception is everything.

horizon 2 I love my home.  I love my family. I’m learning to love well, love better each and every day.  What is it that we build our home upon?  Our abilities, likes, success, dislikes, satisfaction, fun? While they are a part of who we are, there’s got to be a deeper and more intentional focus than those things.  Morality, kindness, love, self discipline, joy, goodness, truth, courage and relational integrity are what fulfills the soul.  To know that we are valued and loved jus’ cuz.   The knowledge that our life is not our own. That those we live with and work with are amazing and unique, even those we disagree with are valued beyond measure. We have so much to learn, so many ways to grow and so very little time. Perhaps that’s the truth we avoid the most. Our life is like a vapor and no one knows the day or the hour we will meet eternity. We have to be willing to strengthen each and every relational moment by keeping a firm footing on a Rock solid foundation.

 

Horizons aren’t always flat.