Tuesday, April 19, 2011
When God Is Everything
I remembered something this morning. Or perhaps I thought of it for the very first time--I'm not sure.
It's about grandchildren--how I don't have any and perhaps never will.
Now, all you dear grandmas out there, please don't feel sorry for me! For the whole point of this post is that I don't pity myself at all, you know, about not having grandkids. All these years as, over and over, poof! My friends have become grandmothers to tiny bundles of sweetness, almost never have I felt jealous--and the times I have--those feelings were oh so fleeting. Here for ten minutes, gone for ten months. Here a fleeting second, gone for the following golden hours of my years.
The decade of my 40's (I've written here before) was plain ol' enchanted. And although the start of my new 50's decade hasn't felt quite so magical--still--the daily lessons continue, guiding me to more peaceful tomorrows if not always outward, then certainly inward, where God dwells with me.
And where He hangs out, well, that's one glorious place to be. This is one thing I know.
So. It came to me this morning so clearly, yet simply, that therein lies the explanation for my inner happiness even though all the world may have grandchildren (or houses with everything, extra money, stand-out talent, a 30-year-old's body, a vacation home or 300 comments after every blog post) while I don't:
God is my portion.
He completes every incomplete equation in my Life, so much so that, on most days, I don't even notice anything as being missing. The potential for peace of mind, joy in tiny things, contentment-on-the-way-to-change, well, always I feel it's here and waiting for my next move.
For what, really, can be missing from a life which seeks the fullness of God? From a heart that longs to run hard after Him, to find Him and keep Him close? After all, when God's around there is fullness of joy, a joy unspeakable and full of glory, even. And with all that joy dancing around, who even notices anything is missing? Who would even label something as such?
Extra stuff, extra people in ones life are nice, yes! But thank goodness, God has set things up to where--if we truly have Him-- then we truly own everything necessary for whole strings of remarkable years upon this planet. For the richest of all lives possible this side of Heaven.
At least, that's what I believe. And that's what I'm coming, as the years fly by, to know and experience for myself. All because of the overwhelmingness which is God.
"And you are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power..."