Recently, as I was driving to my destination, I took notice of the rain and the steams in which it was falling. Most of us who live in Little Rock know that all creeks, streams flow, no matter how circuitously, into the Arkansas River. This natural activity is an example of how things work in the universe. I’m not an astrophysicist by any stretch of the imagination, however, I do know that there is movement of the universe. Descending from that macro perspective, even the molecules in this laptop I’m pecking on aren’t as solid as my eyes perceive them to be. There’s a flow to the universe, there’s a flow to all its components; a flow, construction that keeps everything in place as the Creator intended.
What happens when we behave in ways that are counter to the flow? History provides us with countless examples: War, political strife, crime, family discord. The list of consequences resulting from ignoring the flow, and more so, buttressing against it are too many to list. Suffice it to say, if you take stock to meditate on this issue for a little time, you’ll began to recognize things in your life that have gone awry due to yours or someone else’s disregard for the flow.
If you’re of the Judeo-Christian faith as I, you may recall ancient scripture that says: “Genesis1: 31a- And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good; Genesis 2: 15 – The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work and keep it.” These are but two references to the flow, the reverence the Creator has for His creation and the reverence He intended for us to have for it, too. We should collaborate with each other, not seek ways for contention; we should look for ways to serve, not be served; we should look for the spirit within each of us, not outside differences that can draw criticism among us; we should always look for ways to celebrate our God-given differences, as if they were the blossoms of a beautifully arrange bouquet.
The flow is there for us to exist harmoniously and thrive within. Life for you, me and everyone would be grand beyond imagination, if we just lived with all the flow provides.
I’m old and blessed…hope you will be too.
Amen to that.