Thursday, January 28, 2010

Through A Screen, Obscurely...

I was given a little parable this morning. Before I even picked up The Book.

Someone must know I’m in a big hurry today.

As we’ve previously determined, I have a hard time with transitions. My farewell rituals include taking pictures of whatever it is I’m leaving behind. So in the middle of frantic packing, I find the camera and try to capture the view from my bedroom window.

This is what I get:

I try again:

Loading recent pictures into the laptop just now (looking for one to accompany another as-yet-unfinished post) I have an epiphany:

Kim, you focus too much on the screen that separates you from reality. Look beyond the screen of your circumstances to the reality that is eternal. The reality is more beautiful than you can even begin to imagine. Fix your eyes on the immortal invisible. It is more real than anything you think you see. One day, the screen of obscurity will dissolve like vapor, and only the true and beautiful and eternal will remain. Live there now.

Please give me eyes that focus only on You.


"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." (I Corinthians 13:12)


  1. Can you please remind me of this daily? I need it! I hope that one day, even far away, you and I can sit down for a cup of coffee. I know, that sounds crazy. I live in Alabama (near Montgomery)and, oh yeah, you don't even know me. All that aside, through my own life's journey the Lord has peeled away layer after layer of 'stuff'. Now I greatly value walking with my Lord in utter honesty. You seem so genuine. I love that!
    Thanks for your writings!

  2. Brilliant illustration! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thank you for sharing your epiphany and your family's journey. Your realization reminded me of a book I just finished, The Shack by William Young. It reminds us to live with God now and in the moment, not focusing on what's to come. Bless you!

  4. Kim, I feel this way daily and can't come up with any REAL excuse. I just know I love you and your family and you all have become a daily or weekly part of my life whenever I receive any of the beautiful writings. The sad ones, the funny ones, the happy ones and just the "normal" day ones. You all are gifted writers you and Katherine that I know of and one day these wrtitings should be compiled by the mother and daughter of a tragedy and how you've dealt with it. Well, come on I know to give God the glory, however am I awful if I give you all some too! You are amazing and I pray for this to become a complete full circle miracle. love, Oby



Thank you so much for taking the time to write.

It helps to know we're not alone.