We can choose what to believe about ourselves.
There come moments when we defy the boundaries in which we are cocooned. No matter how encumbered by gravity or circumstances, on occasion we soar. It does not matter as much that our flights will not last, as that they prove we are capable of astonishment. From our first weightless instant we are not defined by what we are bound to do almost all the time, but by the infinite capability we have to be astounding. The mundane does not give us meaning any more.
We can choose how to consider him.
Almost all the time he appears earthbound, poised, balanced and potential. He has amazing grace, but that is not the mode we remember. We know him little, not what are his dreams and what besides gravity he has had to overcome. But we know he can leap and for an instant fly.
We can choose to anticipate his plunge and splash or we can focus on his ecstasy.
He must have confidence that comes from knowing he can handle what comes next, but for an instant he is suffused with joy.
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Dobson posts his weekly reflections on this blog.