Life is fragile. There are those who watch life pass by, going through the motions, as they mindlessly watch Fall leaves blow, tap dancing across the ground on a cold gusty day.
Others stay glued to their phones, watching thier screen like it is the second coming, chained at the wrist missing the leaves blowing; tap dancing around their feet as they briskly walk to thier destination unmindful of traffic or dangers lurking ahead.
Hopeless addicts walking our streets, looking for their next fix, anger, agitation, feet kicking angrily at leaves dancing around their feet, on cold gusty days.
Unfortunately, there are ones who lie in their beds, fighting to breath, hooked up to ventilators, each breath a struggle, wishing they were gazing out a window watching the leaves dance on a cold gusty day with a loved ones arms hugging them tight. As they pray for another tomorrow.
Another victim is being pushed into a van , trafficking them to a new location, thier bodies sold as commodities; blind and oblivious to Falls beauty; leaves tap dancing around their legs trying to break them free.
Children are born into starvation, abuse and war. Parents are aging and dying blowing away like leaves on a cold gusty fall day.
All these events are out of our control. Trauma recognizes trauma. There is no reason or rhyme to circumstances. Feelings of helplessness.
Pain and suffering felt in the winds, blowing leaves, tapping around my feet, feeling each of your stories on a cold gusty day.
Take time to notice the leaves, as they swirl and dance, for the Holy Spirit is the wind that blows invisible and without the wind, the leaves remain unseen. The mighty wind pushed the leaves all around you, stirring your spirit, to lock your eyes, in a split second of seeing, a life can be changed.
I hope you see them. The leaves are symbols of the forgotten and unseen. The Holy Spirit blows it’s breath to toss them up and around, do you see them? Cry out for them. Embrace them with your love and prayers.
God breath is like the wind that moves across the waters blowing where it may, powerfully covering the earth just as the day the breath of God created the earth. An invisible force that represents flow of life. The winds blow daily and often we are unaware of the force that surround us, often gentle as a lamb or roaring like a lion. Embrace and go with flow of the wind, don’t oppose it, let it whirl up inside and bubble over. Wind is untouchable yet elusive force that unless we anchor the wind in our hearts, we may never see that which needs to be seen.
God let us see your children. May they know you and grow in relationship with you. May you become the anchor of thier hope. May you fill the void in them that has them feeling broken. Cover all those who are abused, alone, blind, scared, sick, suffering with pure white light of God’s love. May thier eyes be open. Heal them. God may they know you are fighting for them. Give them courage, in thier weakness, may they gain Strenght from you. Lord place others in their live that can be a source of light, guidance and hope. Lord may they be binded to your anchor of love and may love be loosed to help others as love covers a multitudes. Lord bless them in all their ways. Rescue them and set them free. May the holy spirit continue to blow the leaves stirring us in our hearts, to pray and to see them. Holy Spirit may love abound. In Jesus name. Amen.