Natural Lighting

On one of my walks today I decided to take a different route. I wanted to walk along Waterworks and just wander next to the empty field. What once was a blossoming grassy meadow was now dirt. Dead weeds were laid out across brown mounds. Rat holes were now distinguishable and birds could be heard gathering what was left that was still alive. On the field were various items: an old newspaper that was no longer legible, a tire, and a pole. One metal pole. A bird now flew up to the top of the pole to watch me as I walked. I stood there and watched the bird. I could clearly see the bird was afraid of me, afraid of the strange predator staring. To the bird, I probably seemed like a giant monster. As I looked at the white and black speckled bird I thought of myself and how small I really am.

Compared to all of creation, I am nothing. I am one of billions in the world. I am one in a sea of fish. I am just one. Yet, God cares for the one. God cares for the bird, God cares for the many rats that lived on the land, God cares for all life. He takes care of them. He loves them. He sets a will specifically for them.

As I stared at the bird, I thought of all this. I was so lost in my thoughts, that I didn’t hear all the noise. I didn’t hear cars on Barranca passing. I didn’t hear the low buzz of the factory next door. I didn’t hear the trucks backing out and entering the street. I didn’t hear the birds happily chirping enjoying their day as they would any other day. I don’t know if you’ve ever been so lost in your thoughts where this happens to you, but that’s what I was experiencing. Not only did I not notice the sound, but I stopped noticing the natural lighting that my skin was feeling and the wind that blew my dark blue blouse around. I came back to reality and noticed all these things in an instant. I couldn’t help but smile. How lost can you be in your own thoughts? Is it possible to drown out everything just like that? 

I slowly walked back to the office pondering these things and wondering again, why I struggled.

This song pushed me through to tears of joy when I came back. Enjoy it. Meditate on these words. Soak it in. Never forget them.

Come behold the wondrous mystery
In the dawning of the King
He the theme of heaven’s praises
Robed in frail humanity

In our longing, in our darkness
Now the light of life has come
Look to Christ, who condescended
Took on flesh to ransom us

Come behold the wondrous mystery
He the perfect Son of Man
In His living, in His suffering
Never trace nor stain of sin

See the true and better Adam
Come to save the hell-bound man
Christ the great and sure fulfillment
Of the law; in Him we stand

Come behold the wondrous mystery
Christ the Lord upon the tree
In the stead of ruined sinners
Hangs the Lamb in victory

See the price of our redemption
See the Father’s plan unfold
Bringing many sons to glory
Grace unmeasured, love untold

Come behold the wondrous mystery
Slain by death the God of life
But no grave could e’er restrain Him
Praise the Lord; He is alive!

What a foretaste of deliverance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when he comes

What a foretaste of deliverance
How unwavering our hope
Christ in power resurrected
As we will be when he comes


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