Yesterday I got up for my Sunday morning run and about a mile in, the sun was just above the horizon behind some clouds. As I continued to run, I couldn’t take my eyes off this beautiful orange ball in the sky, moving slowly upward until the clouds were no longer shrouding it and it could be seen in all of its spherical beauty.
My running partner and I both commented on the fact that we love when we can see the sun rising or setting; when we can actually see the smallest movement taking place.
Of course we know that the earth is actually rotating, but to our eyes, it looks like the sun is doing the moving. There is something about that reminder that there is constant movement going on, without us doing a thing or even consciously acknowledging it.
I think this is a great metaphor for life.
For those of us waiting for something – healing, changes in circumstances, answers to prayers, etc. – I think it is a good reminder that there is movement, whether we realize it or not.
It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the fact that we can’t see any change or movement taking place and we tell ourselves that we are going to be stuck in this place forever. But just look back at other times in your life when you felt that way. Looking at those past situations now, can you see the movement that brought you out and to a different place? If you are like me, the answer is an absolute yes. Did it feel like you were moving at the time? Most likely not, but there was progress made and you aren’t in that place anymore.
Today I encourage you to hold on to movement – whether perceptible or not – and trust that you are moving, you will get through whatever you are going through now. You are experiencing movement, even if you don’t realize it now.