“As of this writing I am sixty-one years old in chronology. But I am not an isolated, chronological numerical statistic. I am sixty-one, and I am also four, and twelve, and fifteen, and twenty three, and thirty-one, and forty-five, and…and…and…”
Madeleine L’Engle from Walking on Water
As I am writing this my Sweet Man is tooling down the road, listening to talk radio and sipping his coffee. He’s on his way to The Masters, on the way to checking one thing off his bucket list.
I am layered up in winter pajamas, sipping coffee with Lola close by. I’m wondering where in the world is spring? The chill in the air and fierce winds lend themselves nicely to the day I have planned.
Before I dig in to a day of writing, staying in my pajamas all day, eating pizza, and reading, I am once again joining Kate Motaung and others for Five Minute Friday. Be sure and head over to Kate’s place and enter her giveaway!
Today’s word: ENOUGH
Am I enough? Do I ever fill the void of enough-ness? Do you?
Truth be told, we’ve been searching for our enough-ness since the beginning of time. We’ve been chasing enough since the serpent slithered on to the scene in the Garden of Eden, causing Eve to question everything.
In that moment Eve questioned herself and questioned God. “Am I enough? Can I be more? Will this one thing, this one bite, change everything and fill me to enough?”
Doubt clouded the face of Eve. Seizing his chance, the serpent slithered closer, wrapped his cunning self tight around her heart, squeezing the last bit of all she had been.
We are left to slog through our days, slog through the unraveling of all that we are, searching, scraping to fill the void of all that was lost.
We hunger for more, longing to be seen. Feeling invisible and empty. We fill the hunger, fill our empty selves with more.
More. More. More.
We stop for a moment, gaze into the mirror, gaze into the image of God.
So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them, male and female he created them.
Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!
Genesis 1: 27&31 (NLT)
I am enough. You are enough.
I am enough. You are enough. We are enough.
“She arrived with her own gifted form, with the shape of her own sacred soul. Biblical faith calls it the image of God in which we are all created.”
Parker J. Palmer from Let Your Life Speak
In the image of God, our Creator, we are enough.
In case you missed it, Here’s an update from The Wilderness Place.
Gifts of Grace