To Measure Off Another Day

It is a self serving view that pulls the lead on my chain so that I only view the complexities of life from a ground-level view. Too often, the masses assume the best of human kind and, when faced with the reality of pain that exists on so many levels throughout life, thinks that an unfair and unfeeling god is just leaning, hunched over the backdrop, pulling strings. To view circumstances truthfully requires us to turn this interpretation inside out take another perspective. For the sake of justice our lives would be doomed. But, for the sake of love, grace has been extended. We seem to spend too much time looking up and ignorantly shaking our fingers at God when, really, we should be bowing down and thanking Him in the midst of His unfolding grace.

Apparently with no suprise
To any happy flower,
The frost beheads it at its play
In accidental power.

The blond assassin passes on,
The sun proceeds unmoved
To measure off another day
For an approving God.

(Emily Dickinson)

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