Monday, October 8, 2012

Breaking Through

We drove just a few hours en route to NY yesterday. My tail bone did notice. It was fine, but was happy to get out of the car. My favorite hotel is the cheapest one in Lexington, coincidentally, and overlooks the mountains. We were meeting my beloved son Matt and priceless daughter-in-law Karissa for dinner, but we arrived about an hour or so before they were available. So I sat in a comfy chair looking out the window at the view and thought there is nothing more splendid on earth than seeing the sun break through clouds. On both a symbolic and literal level, it is nothing short of magnificent.

We met them at a truck stop diner for dinner. Nothing but the best for my boy and his wife! It actually was his suggestion, and is apparently famous for its meatloaf ( a food I personally feel is the spawn of Satan) and its collection of riding toys, and old tin toys. Who would have thought a truck stop would have so much charm? My guess is it was the company I was with, but it felt a little like heaven, sitting in the truckstop while the frigid night settled over the mountains.

They were full of hopeful stories and growing feathers in their caps. They both are traveling a difficult, but diligent road in law school. It has not been easy, but I think they are seeing bits of sun shining through, themselves!

As I travel on today to NY, my prayer to all my family, friends, and fellow sojourners is that the Son will break through the clouds and like me, you will gaze in awe and wonder and delight.

Deuteronomy 33:13-16 (NIV)
...“May the Lord bless his land with the precious dew from heaven above and with the deep waters that lie below; [14] with the best the sun brings forth and the finest the moon can yield; [15] with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills; [16] with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness and the favor of him who dwelt in the burning bush.

-save a dog-

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