Catching Light

Early this morning I sat on the deck drinking my coffee. It’s Alaska, and although the snow is gone it was still 32 F. It’s clear and crisp. I could hear the cranes on Beluga Lake nearby. I truly love it when the sun makes its entrance– everything seems to wake-up, either to sing or just to catch the light.

The bare trees still have a purpose. I suppose they’re just waiting. They warm themselves. I’d like to think they are content to be in this season. (They must, because none have left 🙂 ). They seem to glow when the sunlight meets their bark and branches. I’m thinking a dozen things all at once– kind of like an old coffee percolator.

Today is an eventful day for me. I’ll be flying all the way up to Anchorage to see a neurologist. He is supposed to tell me about my tumor, and all the odd peripherals which come with it. The MRI shows something, but no one here will give me a straight answer. Maybe they can’t, I don’t know.

It’s like I’m a tree catching and absorbing the light. It has been given to me for this moment. It is a blessing and a joy. And I too am waiting.

“The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
    which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.”

Proverbs 4:18, NLT

ybic. Bryan

Author: Pastor Bryan Lowe

A repentant rascal with definite issues, but who is seeking to be authentic in his faith to Jesus Christ. An avid reader and a hopeful writer. Husband and father. A pastor and Bible teacher. A brain tumor survivor. Diagnosed with clinical depression, epilepsy, and now disabled. Enjoys life, such as it is, in Alaska.

13 thoughts on “Catching Light”

  1. Hi Bryan. I’m new to your blog so I’m also new as to what you are going through. Don’t know anything about your tumor (where, size, etc), but one thing I do know… the Spirit of God enables us to see things more clearly as long as we seek his vision for us. Of course, you already know that as well. Grace and peace, Karl.

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      1. Thank you for bringing to my attention the additional pages. I would have never gleaned from your daily posts what you revealed on those pages. To me, your posts are solid, encouraging, open and honest. They reveal a heart that has been transformed and strengthen by loving hand of our Creator.

        Not to make light of your circumstance, but I guess I must be of the same mind as you, for I find nothing but joy of the Lord in your posts. To me, you are mightily blessed. Perhaps because we both know we are broken and only God can make us whole.

        Grace and peace,
        kdr

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  2. What a sweet infusion of His Presence in your perception and circumstance! Thank you, my prayers are rising for you.

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