Rediscovering perspective…

When we’ve finished
debating and deliberating
moderating and pontificating
God remains
When we’ve crossed every last T
and dotted every last i
God hangs on in there
And when we stop for a moment
and acknowledge that
we cannot control the world
God stuns us
with the beauty of creation
peeping out from behind clouds
romping over sand dunes
rippling on the water
and suddenly
perspective
shakes down
and slots into place
and we are besotted again
with the God of mystery
whose majesty
is all around
even when we’re not looking
and whose wonder
saves us from ourselves
and all our plans
and lifts us up
to higher things.

(Liz Crumlish June 2011)

Wonderful slice of perspective from the wonderful Liz at Journalling … inspired (believe it or not) by a presbytery meeting (albeit one which ended with fish and chips in Girvan)!!

I think I might pin this up on my study wall to remind myself that beyond meetings and paperwork and debate…  beyond agendas and report writing and all those moments when you want to scream out loud… God IS.

Photo is ‘one day at a time‘ (from the beachlife set) by Mike Lockie on Flickr