Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Creation of Adam

I love Michelangelo's Creation of Adam painting. It shows two pointed fingers almost touching.  I think of how God is reaching out to us patiently waiting for us to to reach out to him. What joy awaits that encounter.

It reminds me of my waiting for my boys. I needed to have patience while they grew up, found wisdom and who they wanted to be. I waited for them to go from rebellious to respectful. But, it had to be when they were willing, not I as the parent.

God waits too. He keeps putting big and little things in our path to steer our course toward himself, but the choice to reach out and accept this 'love like no other' is ours alone.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
                                                                Martin Luther King, Jr.

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