Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Grateful Tuesdays # 26
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the feel of the keys typing underneath my fingers. For the pressure and give and the creating of words.
Thank you for giving us the ability to create. To populate the white page. Thanks for wanting this.
You know, that’s hard for me to believe. It was hard for me to write “wanting” instead of “being okay with.” I wonder why that is?
Creating is your thing, God. You commissioned Adam and Eve to fill the Earth. To populate the white page.
You want us to work with our hands. To express ourselves. This seems selfish to me when I think about it (the idea of me sitting off, in my own little corner, essentially creating self-portrait after self-portrait). But, somehow — and I’m not saying I fully under stand this, this is a part of your plan. Me expressing myself somehow factors into the War of Heaven and Judgment and Hell and Heaven and Earth and everything in between. And even the business of Heaven long before. Which, I suppose that, if I have you in me, me expressing myself works out pretty well for you in the long run. And me.
Thank you for that.
Thank you for the concert last night. The beautiful music and the beauty of music. Thank you for the soaring, crying guitar, the words written in blood, the voice with so much fullness. Thank you for the fun of it all too, God. The interaction between the band members on stage and with the crowd.
Above all these elements of the evening, God, thank you for the people I went with. The joy that each one of them brings into my life. Thank you for the fun of getting dressed up and going to an event. The anticipation.
Thank you for these wood animals on my desk.
Thank you for the film in these canisters.
Thank you for this evening. For leading and guiding.