The day is cold. Really cold. To use the correct word – freezing.
Today, I have a journey to make. So I step into my car. Start up the engine. Switch on the heater. And roll up the windows.
Now, I am on my way. I think I know where I am going. And I think I know what to do. And thus, I begin.
With accelerator pressed, the engine gently growls. I shift the gear, adjust my seat and, warily, move on to the tarmac.
My, what a magical sight to behold!
Methinks, enchanting. But nay, some thoughts differ – Promising? Or, ominous?
Seconds tick by. I’m in a quandary.
I feel confused. Friend or foe? Boggled, I clutch at the steering wheel.
Watchful. Now, more careful, I negotiate a bend and drive on.
A thick, dense blanket of snow lies on either side. The road is clear, but sporadically, miniature snow dunes appear.
Trees, of different shapes and size, stand tall in shrouds of white, haughtily peering down at me. Or, perhaps, protectively?
Road signs are thickly veiled in various whites, their messages, vague and unclear. Ambiguous. Why?
Clusters of clouds loom above me, menacingly, displaying hues of white, white and white. Or, are they grey?
The road, it twists and turns with its ups and downs. Is that – Good or Bad?
I reflect. I ponder.
Time passes by.
A sudden jolt out of the blue electrifies me. I am hit by a flash of enlightenment.
Yes. I smile.
With Enlightenment comes Realisation and, finally, Acceptance.
Yes, yes and yes!
That’s what life is all about. One long adventurous journey, inclusive of its twists and turns, and its ups and downs – they are, of course, all part of the package!
Wisdom dawns. I think back.
Promising? Ominous? Surely, such are the experiences in life!
Thickly veiled road signs, vague, and very unclear? Together with the fifty shades of white (snow?) that cruised alongside me in my journey? These are simply His sacred directions and guidance for us to note and accept!
Gratitude reigns. The crown is accepted. Ah, I have indeed arrived at my destination. Phew.
The journey, undoubtedly, was long, tiring and extremely puzzling. From the start, I was quite apprehensive and rather fretful. Obstacles unnerved me, predicaments befuddled me. But now, what a relief!
Peace prevails. I am content. I pray.
I thank You, loving Lord, for blessing my soul with Your enlightenment – the conscious awareness of our purpose in life.
Maloquacious © 2015