No, this is not another mistaken post like that of December 5 when I posted something here that was meant for unclimber. Sorry about that.
Psalm 2, I have no idea. It sounds violent and scary to me. I fear that I am having problems ‘hearing’ God through the Bible. I figure that God talks through many means and that the Bible is one of them. Let him who has ears hear. I hear nothing from Psalm 2. But, as Larry has said on his own blog, God talks to all of us and Larry wonders whether what God really wants is for us to ask our neighbors what God told them. I am enjoying reading what God has said to you.
I recently took a yoga class and the instructor would send us e-mails with a Yoga thought for the day, some meditation for us to ponder. These meditations didn’t really do much for me, but she inadvertantly gave me one that did.
In one week’s class, as I did my pose, I could hear the instructor move about the room saying to various students, “I’m here.” I assumed she did that to alert them that she was about to touch them to assist or adjust them in their pose so that they wouldn’t be startled.
I thought a lot about that simple “I am here” and all that it means
It means — I will assist you, adjust you, help you move into the pose
It means — you are not alone, I will travel with you on your spiritual path, I will be your friend
It means — I am here, right now, in the present
I am not ruminating on the car that cut me off or a co-worker’s comment that seemed insulting
I am not thinking about how I’m going to get a project done or Christmas cards out
I am not trying to escape or dull my senses
I am here
As a mother it reminds me that all my children require of me is that “I am here” for them
to listen to them and love them and care for them, its as simple as being here with them
As a Christian who has a lot of problems with the materiality and consumerism that surround Christmas, it says to me that God came down to be with us for awhile, to live with us, and teach us, and experience life the same way we do.
I am here.