Written as with a Sunbeam

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
~Alexander Hamilton, “The Farmer Refuted”

One’s mind runs back up the sunbeam to the sun…
~C.S. Lewis

photo by Nate Gibson

We so easily forget from Whom and Where we come, the purpose for which we are created and sent forth, how bright and everlasting our origins.  If we fail to live and serve as intended, it is our own failing, fault and responsibility, not that of the Creator.

When our light shines so that others see, we are the beam and not the source.  The path leads back to the Son and the Father and we are a mere pathway.

May we illuminate as we have been illuminated.

photo by Nate Gibson

Chasing Shadows

sunrise81“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”
–  St. Francis of Assisi

I will remember today the power of one sunbeam among the gray clouds to illuminate beauty hidden by darkness.

I will remember I can choose to be light or shadow.

I will remember the difference I can make.

stfrancis

A Sun and Moonbeam Universe

photo by Josh Scholten
sunbeam photo by Josh Scholten

The dust motes float
and swerve in the sunbeam,
as lively as worlds,
and I remember my brother
when we were boys:
“We may be living on an atom
in somebody’s wallpaper.”
~Wendell Berry “Dust”

It helps to accept I am infinitesimal.  Big problems and overwhelming worries become much smaller when I’m particularly insignificant myself.  Floating in a sunbeam to its destination sounds like purpose enough to exist at this moment.  After all, I grew up “carrying moonbeams home in a jar.”

So some days are meant for just floating on energy that comes from a grander source than myself, and not fretting about where it may take me.

It is simply enough to be,
to be meant to be
part of something bigger~
no matter how tiny a part I am,
to be taken along for the ride.

photo by Josh Scholten
moonbeam photo by Josh Scholten