Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Hole in the Sky

A Hole in the Sky

I was walking before dawn recently.  It was bright enough that I could see that the sky was covered almost completely by a thin layer of clouds - with only a few small, scattered patches of cloudlessness.

As I walked, I suddenly became aware of a strong sense of the Presence coming from above - one that had not been there before.

I stopped where I was, in a place of silence, and looked upward.  Much to my surprise, a large hole had opened in the center of the clouds.

As I gazed at this hole, I became aware that although I could see no stars, I was totally aware of something there - a sensation that I did not sense if I let my gaze drift away to the cloud cover.

I could not look away for long, however, before my gaze was drawn back to the hole in the clouds.

I stood there for several minutes, perhaps, as time became unimportant.  After that time, the compellingness of the Presence seemed to release me, allowing me to continue my walk.

A minute or two later, I noticed that this feeling had greatly diminished, and I stopped and looked skyward once more.

The hole had now been closed up and the cloud cover was much like it had been when I started my walk - complete except for small, scattered clear spots.

As I continued to walk, I pondered.  This was no hole in the clouds.  It was an opening, a portal, to the Infinite, the Divine.

And the spark of the Divine within me (which is within all of us) made contact with the Divine that is all around us - drawn together as if magnets.  Drawing me closer to Him.

A hole in the clouds- on a random early morning walk.  What can that be but the grace of G-d; from a G-d that wants to be with me, and me with Him.  To walk beside me - not leading, not pushing.  A companion, a partner to be with in the study of life, a havruta (from the Hebrew word meaning ‘fellowship’) to help me more truly understand.

Random addendums:
God walked in the Garden, looking for Adam and Eve.

‘You have already been told what is right
     and what YHWH wants of you.
Only this, to do what is right, to love loyalty
     and to walk humbly with your G-d.’  (Micah 6:8)

Jesus said ‘Follow me” – walk with me in my ministry perhaps??

‘two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus.....Jesus himself came up and walked by their side.....he explained to them the passages throughout the scriptures that were about Himself.’  (Luke 24:13, 15b, 27b 

1 comment:

  1. Friends walking together...lovely thought, and what an amazing experience on the morning walk!