Saturday, January 22, 2011

Morning of Distinction


Slumber barely opens my eyes. Golden streams of light rush through the blinds. I squint against the abrupt contrast of twilight and sunrise, making it all the harder to fully waken. But sun, glorious sun! I roll to face my husband, whose shoulders stack high and I hide. Just a moment more of shaded rest. But Son! Glorious Son! The pup at my feet begins to stir. She sees it too. Her puppy dreams come to a close. And it beckons us both... Her with her Lhasa hair, dressed and ready to meet the outside. Me, quietly raising flannel over my slumber clothes. Opening blinds as I slip past each seeping window. Adjusting to flooding light, I turn toward the illumination. And I remember the Light. And I lift my eyes, recognize the Son. Give Him thanks for day.

I open the door for and breath is momentarily startled. Once again I adjust. And the pup waits to, unsure of the distinction between the warmth of light and the abrupt chill of air. Glistening like snow, yellow grass barely peeking through a coating of white. Rose bushes, longing, without color, willfully - bravely- stand, waiting for warmth to bring life. All is still. Light offers a glimpse of what will come. Season to season, leaning toward change not yet fully known.

I adjust slowly to the contrast... Light, radiant, glistening, waiting, still anticipating. And I bow to the Son, my Father for this morning of distinction. The beauty of grace-filled life not yet fully awakened. Longing. Whispering grateful. Hallelujah...

6 comments:

tonya said...

Beautiful, Sharen, just beautiful.

Sharen Watson said...

Tonya... Thank you so much. It feels so wonderful to create again. :-)

Carla McDougal said...

Oh my goodness, you continue to bless me! God has gifted you in the written word. I can't wait to read more. Love you dear friend!

Sharen Watson said...

Carla... Thank you so much. You are such an encouragement. Much has transitioned for me this year, and the freedom... Whewww! Can I say I'm a bit overwhelmed? In a God-glorifying way! Love you too, dear sisterfriend!

Paula said...

Wow. Thank you.

Sharen Watson said...

Paula... You're welcome, and thank YOU!