“And in His law, he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2)
I gaze from my window, confined to my throne, a cane-seated kitchen chair covered in cat hair. My cats and I are thrilled by the flock of birds ardently attacking the feeders my wife fills several times each day. We watch finches and sparrows, mourning doves and pigeons, and of course the occasional flock of jet-black crows visit us. I gaze in wonder, listening to my black cat chatter away, carrying on a one-sided conversation with his winged brothers and sisters.
He is in his own world, communing with the nature he is in awe of yet fully understands. I envy him. I meditate daily, but never really get the intense experience of true life. To experience true life is to be with Jesus, be with the people who are poor, poor in mortal wealth, but strong and rich in understanding true life; to know Jesus is to be one of the people rich in Truth. Jesus speaks Truth; Love speaks Truth.
To commune with God is to believe that we speak to and with God. Three times in my eighty years I have been on the precipice of entering eternal life with God. And all three times, God has told me that my journey on earth is not finished. My life is a part of the Heart of God. Heart is synonymous with Love, and as we know, God is Love and Love is God. I meditate on Love, but as a mere mortal, I can only experience a thimble full of True Love, God’s full Love, Truth!
As I sit with my cat, writing this missive, I understand what Jesus meant when He said that we must be as a little child to enter the kingdom of heaven. My cat is in total wonderment watching, chattering. As I was standing at the precipice of God’s Eternity, I was bewildered by the surrounding calm; I feared the peace. I watched! I chattered!
Am I ready to face our Father/Mother God in Eternity? Have I blessed others with God’s Love and Grace? Have I forgiven? Has God’s Love and Goodness flowed through me to be shared with all whom I meet? Have I sought God in my heart every day, as Jesus did? Have I walked in the steps of Jesus, as He walks in mine? Am I Just? Am I worthy? Am I worthy??
©Russell Kendall Carter
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