What a wonderful morning. The sun shines brightly, the blue jays are active, and on the surface everything seems fine. However, visual cues are not always a reflection of what’s in a heart.
A smile, a laugh or giggle may seem normal and positive but the under-current, what lies beneath can prove to be tumultuous. The waves of emotion that come and go with grief, sorrow, and sadness can be set aside for short periods of time but without the healing the grieving brings that grief can surface unbidden.
I believe that Sabbath time can help each one of us to re-connect with the Holy and with our faith. A few moments throughout the day focusing on gratitude, acknowledging the pain, then moving through that pain to a depth of faith that lifts us out of the valley. Of course those times may be very short and few, far between but with each moment we can be brought closer to the Divine.
How do I live through these times? With a song in my heart. Sometimes a song of faith to lift me up or a sad song to help me feel the depth of despair.
Here’s one of my “go-to” songs:
What song is in your heart today?
Many blessings to you on this the day that has been given to us.